With Donald Trump Defeated and Twitterless, His Attacks on Joe Biden Finally Cease

President Donald Trump's recent remarks have been void of the attacks on President-elect Joe Biden that had been synonymous with his election-era rhetoric.

Trump took a combative stance to his rival throughout, even persisting after his defeat—which he refused to accept until after the violence of January 6.

That day, when he addressed the rally ahead of his supporters storming the Capitol, Trump mentioned Biden by name 14 times as he persisted with his baseless claims that election fraud facilitated his rival's victory. There is no evidence of irregularities on such a scale that would have altered the presidential election outcome.

Since January 6, one of Trump's key political weapons of choice, Twitter, has been taken from him, as has access to other major social media platforms. His comments on the whole have been less frequent than throughout other points of his presidency. And in addresses since, Trump has barely mentioned Biden.

He addressed his, then potential, impeachment and also spoke addressed prior talk of his removal via the 25th Amendment while speaking in Texas on January 12—suggesting that if it had happened it might "haunt Joe Biden and the Biden administration."

But, other than that, he has avoided mentioning the president-elect by name.

When condemning the violence and firmly accepting his term is coming to a close in an address on January 7, Trump did not mention Biden.

In his first comments directly to the media since January 6 when he headed to Texas on January 12, he did not name the president-elect either.

And in a second speech condemning the violence, released January 13, he also omitted any mention of Biden.

Biden, in turn, has long made it clear he has had no desire to engage in rhetorical brawls with his soon-to-be-predecessor, continuing to pledge his focus is on moving forward and uniting the country.

Since accepting his term is coming to a close, Trump has insisted he wants there to be a peaceful transition of power to the Biden administration.

With a sustained backlash, on Wednesday he became the first president to be impeached twice. Biden is to be inaugurated January 20, while Trump's Senate impeachment trial could start around the same time.

Newsweek has contacted the White House and the Trump campaign for comment.

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President Donald Trump stepping off Air Force One upon arrival in Harlingen, Texas, on January 12, 2021. His direct attacks on Joe Biden have died down in the aftermath of January 6. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images