Biden says Trump not conceding ‘an embarrassment’
Addis Ababa, November 11, 2020 (FBC) -US President-elect Joe Biden called Donald Trump’s refusal to concede in the presidential election “an embarrassment.”
However, he said nothing would stop the transition of power after his term ends.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, when asked on Tuesday if he was cooperating with Biden’s transition team, said “there will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration”.
President Trump has reportedly ordered US agencies to, for the time being, block the transition to the Biden administration, again bucking election norms.
The Biden team has threatened legal action if the government agency that can unlock transition funds and office access continues to not recognise his victory.
There are 71 days until Trump’s term ends on January 20, and 34 days until the Electoral College officially votes on the president based on state results.