The really nice part right now: Joe Biden is taking command of not only the transition, but also the news cycle. His moves will decide what the story is each day. His coordination plans with the existing administration will be the news. His cabinet picks will keep coming. It’ll be about Biden now. Donald Trump doesn’t get to control the narrative anymore, not even a losing narrative – which means I now get to gradually transition toward writing about Trump less often.
Don’t worry, Palmer Report will continue to act as a check on Trump by covering whatever corrupt antics he tries to quietly carry out during his final days in office. And once Trump is gone from office, I’ll continue to cover his criminal scandals as needed, in order to help make sure he ends up in prison. But that’s more of a “cleanup on aisle five” kind of thing. This is President Biden’s show now.
Tweet of the day from Joe Biden, in a reminder that we’re transitioning to a President who simply does normal, adult, competent things: “Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and I spent the afternoon meeting with a bipartisan group of mayors. It was just the start of what I know will be a strong partnership in the months and years ahead. Together, we’re going to beat COVID-19 and build back better.”
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report