Trump went out of his way *not* to be bipartisan and it just wasn't seen as a risk.

For example: Trump's two big bipartisan bills were First Step and CARES. Both needed Dem votes to pass. Now, look for the Dems at the signing ceremonies.

The governor of Kentucky at the time is there but not the Democrats who got the bill passed!

Contrast this with Biden signing an Alaska tourism bill and bringing the entire AK delegation (all GOP) to oval for a pic.
Trump lost re-election, so it wasn't a great strategy for him, but you didn't see much media commentary tut-tutting him for not trying to get Dems on a bill or shunning them if they did vote for it. It was just "wow, what will he do next?"
That said: Trump was in a feedback loop where he stayed super unpopular with Dems and Dems in turn did not want to appear with him. Nobody's going to primary Don Young bc he appeared with Biden. But if he appeared with AOC...

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