President-elect Donald Trump, that he does not thoughts Democratic members of Congress boycotting his inauguration, saying “I hope they offer me their tickets.”
No less than 60 Democratic members of the Home of Representatives have opted to overlook Friday’s ceremonies, most notably Georgia Rep. John Lewis, who mentioned final week that he didn’t think about Trump a “official” president.
“I believe he simply grandstanded, John Lewis, after which he bought caught in a really dangerous lie, so let’s see what occurs,” mentioned Trump, referencing Lewis’ preliminary declare that Trump’s could be the primary inauguration he’s missed – regardless of having beforehand boycotted George W. Bush’s 2001 inauguration.
Lewis’ workplace later claimed they’d forgotten that incident, however Trump mentioned: “You don’t neglect one thing like that.”
Trump mentioned he’d be prepared to sit down down with Lewis however added, “We’re off to a nasty begin.”
As for different lawmakers not attending, Trump mentioned, “that’s OK, as a result of we’d like seats so badly, I hope they offer me their tickets.”
Trump spoke solely to Earhardt in an interview that aired Wednesday morning on “Fox & Associates.” Earhardt joined “Hannity” Tuesday night time to preview the sit-down.
“Instantly after I sat down, I mentioned ‘How are you doing?’ as a result of we’d been with him on the marketing campaign path for principally two years,” Earhardt advised Sean Hannity, “and he mentioned, ‘It’s been exhausting, it’s been arduous as a result of I’ve needed to rent lots of people.’”
Simply days away from succeeding President Obama within the Oval Workplace, Trump mentioned his plans for tackling a wide range of points, together with his vow to repeal and substitute ObamaCare on the identical time.
Trump additionally addressed questions on whether or not his administration may transfer the situation of the White Home briefings – saying his crew has since backed off these discussions, however warning that retaining the prevailing room will proceed to trigger house points.
“The press went loopy, so I mentioned, let’s not transfer it. However some folks within the press will be unable to get in, as a result of there’s simply too many … for this small room,” Trump mentioned.
The president-elect touched on his use of social media, which he says will proceed after he’s sworn in because the 45th president.
“Look, I don’t like tweeting. I’ve different issues I could possibly be doing,” Trump advised Earhardt. “However I get very dishonest media, very dishonest press, and it’s my solely approach that I can get out and proper.
“Now, I’m going to be near 50 million folks – together with Fb and Instagram and issues, I’m going to be near 50 million folks,” Trump added. “So when folks misrepresent me … I’ve a minimum of a approach of claiming it’s a false assertion. Now, if the press have been sincere, which it’s not, I’d completely not use Twitter. I wouldn’t should.”