Owens answered ‘absolutely’ and ‘sure’ when asked about 2024 during a sit-down
Axios’ Mike Allen asked Owens, Joe Biden’s closest confidante, if the president-elect would ‘forgive’ Trump or find a ‘path forward’ with the outgoing Republican president, she answered, ‘Why? It’s a moot point.’
‘He’s never going to see Donald Trump again,’ Owens said. ‘Donald Trump is going off the stage on January 20 and that’s history, that’s past.’
While the race was called in Biden’s favor on Saturday, Trump continues to refuse to concede the election to his Democratic opponent, tweeting, ‘WE WILL WIN!’ Tuesday morning.
President-elect Joe Biden’s sister, Valerie Biden Owens (left), sat down with Axios on HBO and told Mike Allen (right) that her brother, 77, would run for a second term. ‘Yes,’ she answered. ‘Absolutely’
Owens questioned why President-elect Joe Biden (left) would have anything to do with President Donald Trump (right) after his swearing-in. ‘He’s never going to see Donald Trump again. Donald Trump is going off the stage on January 20 and that’s history, that’s past’
She said the new president is ‘not going to talk about Donald Trump.’
‘Who cares?’ she asked.
‘He cares about the American people,’ she said of her brother. ‘He cares about people sitting at the kitchen table who have an empty chair because someone in their family died of COVID.’
The phrasing is similar to Joe Biden’s stump speech.
She said her brother cared about American small business owners.
‘And the Latino and the African-American that have been hit with death, destruction and less opportunity,’ she said.
‘Donald Trump is not my brother’s focus,’ she noted.
Owens told Allen that Joe Biden was well aware of the challenges he faces, including a potential GOP-led Senate, where Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could throw a wrench in any grand plans – like his $2 trillion climate plan.
Owens said the plan will be to bring everybody to the table.
The soon-to-be president will engage ‘progressives or conservatives or Republicans or liberals or Democrats and independents.’
‘He will bring respect back to governing,’ she said.
And he will listen to everybody’s points of view.
‘We all know him as a great talker,’ Owens said. ‘I mean: There goes Biden again – as I’m doing right now – talking and talking. But my brother’s even a better listener.’
She told Allen she’ll still call him ‘Joey’ or ‘Joe’ once he’s sworn in.
‘If he calls me First Sister, I’ll call him Mr. President,’ she added.