WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday that the Trump administration’s refusal to recognize the start of the official transition process “will not change the dynamics of what we can do.”
“We have already begun to change, and we are doing well,” Biden told a news conference in Wilmington, Delaware.
When asked what he thinks of President Donald Trump’s refusal to acknowledge so far, Biden said: “I think this is an embarrassment, quite frankly.”
According to NBC News and other major media outlets, Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election after garnering the 270 electoral college votes needed to defeat Trump. However he acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat President Conte’s government.
Trump’s campaign has filed lawsuits in several states over various components of the voting process or the number of votes cast. Legal experts say the cases appear to be more of a part of public relations than a legal strategy.
As of Tuesday, Biden had already received more than 270 votes, or more than a dozen votes in key states, but Trump said he would still win the election.
“We will win!” The president tweeted a few hours before Biden’s comments.
However, Biden largely rejected Trump’s stance.
“We are moving forward in a consistent manner, consolidating our administration in the White House and reviewing who we are going to elect to cabinet positions,” Biden said. “It’s not going to stop anything.”
“The fact that they are not ready to admit that we won at this point has not had much effect on our planning, what can we do between now and January 20,” he said.
Biden also said he did not believe the federal government would approve funding for the change or have access to federal agencies.
So far, the Trump administration has signaled to the executive branch that they should not be involved in any way in the Biden change effort.
Biden acknowledged that it would be “useful” for him to receive the full presidential daily explanations that are usually given to those elected by the president, but that he could not act on the national security information he provided. Because Trump was still in office. “One president at a time,” he said.
Overall, Biden presented peace and confidence.
“How do you expect Republicans to serve if they do not recognize you as president-elect?” The reporter asked.
“They will,” Biden replied. “They will.”
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