He never conceded the election, failed to invite Biden for a post-election meeting and fled Washington without attending his successor’s inauguration.
The note’s exact contents are unknown. Biden told CNN’s Kaitlan Collins that Trump “wrote a very generous letter.” He added, “Because it was private, I won’t talk about it until I talk to him. But it was generous.”
Notes left by presidents eventually reach the National Archives and are made public. Previous presidents have tended to offer encouragement to their successors. In 2017, Trump vowed to cherish what he called a “beautiful letter” from Barack Obama.
However, considering Trump’s repeated insults of Biden and his refusal to even mention the new president’s name during his two farewell addresses, many people on Twitter speculated what the defeated president might have written.
But one person pointed out that whatever Trump wrote in the note was a minor concern.