US election: Trump refuses to start the transition process | DW News

Unmasked President Donald Trump and masked President-elect Joe Biden took part in separate Veterans Day celebrations. Both refused to speak publicly following a hotly contested presidential election. US President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the US election will poorly reflect his place in history, President-elect Joe Biden said on Tuesday. “I just think it’s a shame, quite frankly,” Biden told reporters when asked about Trump’s refusal to admit defeat in the Nov. 3 election. “How do I say this tactfully?” Biden said. “I think it won’t help the president’s legacy.” The president-elect played down the practical problems caused by Trump’s refusal to help with the transition to a new U.S. administration. He said the transition process was “well underway” and “nothing is going to stop it”. Much of the official transition work does not begin until the administrator of the Federal General Service Administration identifies the “apparently successful candidate” in the general election. This has yet to happen amid legal challenges by President Donald Trump’s team against election results in some states. This means Biden is not receiving a daily confidential briefing on security threats typically granted to the president-elect. Subscribe: For more information please visit: Follow DW on social media: ►Facebook: ►Twitter: ►Instagram: Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie :.

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