President Joe Biden said he is “tired about talking about Donald Trump” in response to a question about the former president’s impeachment and economic policies at CNN’s townhall Tuesday night.
Biden participated in his first townhall as president Tuesday night, travelling to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and discussing numerous issues with CNN’s Anderson Cooper. When asked about potential fraud in the current paycheck protection program (PPP), Biden said he didn’t want to talk about Trump or his policies.
He also rebuffed questions probing his thoughts about Trump’s second impeachment and acquittal. (RELATED: White House Dodges On Whether Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Bill Would Provide Funding For Abortions)
“For four years, all that’s been in the news is Trump. The next four years, I want to make sure all the news is the American people. I’m tired of talking about Trump,” he said.
BIDEN: “For four years, all that’s been in the news is Trump. The next four years, I want to make sure all the news is the American people. I’m tired of talking about Trump.” pic.twitter.com/BLbOqBkvVl
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 17, 2021
“I’m tired of talking about Donald Trump, don’t want to talk about him anymore,” Biden says as he discusses potential fraud in the PPP program.
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) February 17, 2021
Biden and his administration have made a concerted effort to avoid discussing Trump’s second impeachment proceedings, which concluded on Saturday. Biden openly condemned Trump’s actions that led to the impeachment, but did not say on the record whether he supported convicting Trump on his charge of “incitement of insurrection.”
Biden only directly addressed Trump’s impeachment Saturday evening following the former president’s acquittal. 53 senators, including 7 Republicans, voted to convict, falling 10 votes short of the two-thirds majority necessary for conviction.