JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Trump spokesperson Judd Deere confirmed Wednesday [Jan. 20, 2021] that the president had written a letter to President-elect Joe Biden and left it for him in the Oval Office’s Resolute Desk. The Trump White House did not divulge the contents of what Trump left for Biden to read.

Trump has forsaken other symbolic aspects of the transfer of power between presidents — including skipping Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday and instead heading to his private club in Florida after a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews.”

-Nick Niedzwiadek, “Trump leaves parting Oval Office letter for Biden,” politico.com, Jan. 20, 2021