White House: Biden has no plans to call Trump

White House: Biden has no plans to call Trump

U.S. President Joe Biden has no plans to call his predecessor Donald Trump, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.

"There's no call planned," Psaki told reporters at a news conference on Thursday.

She was responding to questions on the remarks made by Biden a day earlier when he said that Trump has left him a 'very generous' letter in the Oval Office, and he plans to talk to him.

Trump did not attend his inauguration, a rare for an outgoing president.

"What he was conveying is that he didn't want to release a private note without having agreement from the former president. But I wouldn't say he's seeking it through a phone call, he was just trying to be respectful in that moment of a private letter that was sent," Yahoo cited Psaki as saying.

It is customary for outgoing presidents to write their successors a letter and leave it for them on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office.