Melania Trump has thus far ignored protocol by not contacting Biden who will assume her role in January
Hillary Clinton posted two throwback pictures on Instagram of herself and two other first ladies on Thursday.
The first photo shows Clinton with Barbara Bush, who was the first lady from 1989 to 1993, about to embrace during Bill Clinton’s transition to the White House. Clinton won the election against incumbent President George H. W. Bush.
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The second photo shows Clinton holding hands with incoming first lady Laura Bush after Bill Clinton served his two terms. Clinton captioned the post, “Barbara welcoming me, November 1992; me welcoming Laura, December 2000.”
According to CNN, Melania Trump has not yet reached out to Jill Biden, which is customary. Though presidential elections can often be contentious, relationships between first ladies are said to usually be gracious.
When Trump won the election in 2016, Melania and Michelle Obama met and walked through the White House together. According to an insider, Melania Trump’s plans do not include meeting with the first lady-elect any time soon.
“I’m not sure it’s fair for anyone to expect them to start transitioning when the president has not yet conceded,” a confidential source said to CNN.
“If the president concedes, I’m sure the East Wing will be gracious and professional to the incoming administration, that’s just how they work,” the source continued.
It seems as though many people are nostalgic for a time when a peaceful transition of power was an inevitable reality.
As theGrio previously reported, former President George W. Bush’s daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, shared pictures of her showing Malia and Sasha Obama around the White House during the 2008 transition of her father’s administration to Barack Obama’s.
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