When reporters questioned Biden about whether he had seen the picture yet while on vacation in Lake Tahoe, he chuckled.
“I did see it on television,” Biden said.
Biden said, “Handsome guy,” when asked what he thought. Excellent man.
Since he and the White House had mostly refrained from commenting on Trump’s indictments, these were some of President Biden’s earliest statements regarding Trump’s legal woes.
Trump’s mug shot was released after he was booked and processed at Fulton County jail on Thursday evening. The former president and 18 others were charged in a sweeping racketeering indictment for alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in the state of Georgia. The former president says his actions were not illegal and that the investigation is politically motivated.
Trump is the first former U.S. president to have his mug shot taken. Trump’s campaign is using the mug shot from his election interference indictment to fundraise, after the campaign quickly posted the image on his campaign website Thursday night with a call to donate.
On Wednesday night’s GOP primary debate in Milwaukee, Biden added his thoughts, saying he “didn’t learn much.”
He remarked, “I don’t recall them speaking to any of the issues. There has been a lot of discussion, but what will they actually do to address economic growth? What will they do about education, I wonder?
The discussion was held on Wednesday night in Milwaukee and was moderated by Martha MacCallum and Bret Baier of Fox News.
Trump chose to have an interview with former Fox star Tucker Carlson over attending the debate. As the argument began, the discussion was published on X, now known as Twitter.
“I’m saying, do I sit there for an hour or two hours, whatever it’s going to be and get harassed by people that shouldn’t even be running for president?” Trump said in the sit-down with Carlson.
Biden said Friday he didn’t have “interest or an inclination” to watch Trump’s interview with Carlson.