Trump Accepts Transition To President-Elect Joe Biden, But Refuses To Concede Defeat

Trump Accepts Transition To President-Elect Joe Biden, But Refuses To Concede Defeat

 

By Norman Isaac Mwambazi

 

On November 3, 2020, the United States of America (USA) went to the polls to elect their president for the next four years in what has turned out to be the highest voter turnout in the country’s history.

Four days later, Democratic candidate Joseph Robinette “Joe” Biden Jr. was projected to have won the election with over 306 electoral votes compared to President Donald Trump’s 234.

This result has since been contested by Trump citing election fraud and he is currently pursuing “justice” in the courts of law but all indicators show he is surely on his way out of the White House.

Yesterday, Trump accepted the General Services Administration (GSA)’s decision to start on the transition of government from Trump administration to Joe Biden and his Vice President Kamala Harris who are awaiting inauguration on January 20, 2021.

In a tweet, although Trump started by saying that his legal battle against election fraud is still “strongly” going on, he said that he has allowed the GSA to proceed with the transition for the good of the country.

“I want to thank Emily Murphy at GSA for her steadfast dedication and loyalty to our Country. She has been harassed, threatened, and abused – and I do not want to see this happen to her, her family, or employees of GSA.

“Our case STRONGLY continues, we will keep up the good fight, and I believe we will prevail! Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same,” Trump tweeted.

After the GSA announcement that it is acknowledging Biden as the winner of the election, the Pentagon said it would provide “support to the Biden team in a professional, orderly, and efficient manner that is befitting of the public’s expectation of the Department and our commitment to national security.”

The Biden team welcomed the start of the transition process saying in a statement, “Today’s decision is a needed step to begin tackling the challenges facing our nation, including getting the pandemic under control and our economy back on track,” a team statement said.

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