For President Biden and former President Trump, it was a tale of two very different weeks.
Biden, rebounding from one of the biggest errors of his presidency, flew to Florida to comfort mourning families after the Surfside condo tragedy, and then closed the week by touting a strong jobs report.
The Florida trip earned praise from Republicans and even a bipartisan photo-op with GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis, a potential presidential rival and Trump loyalist.
The two politicians complimented one another and received applause from observers for putting politics aside.
Yet the week closed disastrously for Trump, with the indictment of Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer. While there are no charges against the former president, the case from the Manhattan district attorney’s office threatens to engulf him, his businesses and his family in a long court drama that could hurt his political future.
The sequence of events provided one of the sharper contrasts between Biden and his predecessor since taking office in late January. And it could be a week people look back on if Trump and Biden end up running against one another again in 2024, as Trump has hinted.