US Election: Donald Trump has accepted the formal American transition and should begin to take office as President-elect Biden.
The president said that the federal agency overseeing the transfer must “do what needs to be done.” Even if he vowed to continue to oppose the defeat of the election.
The General Services Administration (GSA) said it has identified Mr. Biden as a “”apparent winner”.
As Mr. Biden’s victory in Michigan was officially proven. It was a major blow to Mr. Trump.
The announcement of the GSA means that the president-elect has now received a top-level security briefing, and office space and government officials are ready to sit in his office on January 20.
Thus, his transition website has now changed to a US government domain name. He will announce the highest position he wants in his cabinet from Tuesday.
How did the Biden team react to this?
It welcomes the beginning of the transition process as the Democratic president-elect was sworn in January 20.
A team statement said:
“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.”
Biden earlier announced the nomination for his foreign policy and national security team. It is make up of old colleagues during the Obama administration.
He will appoint Anthony Blinken as Secretary of State, John Kerry as Special Envoy for Climate, and Janet Yellen will be the first female Secretary of the Treasury in the United States.
The selection list is before the official announcement on Tuesday. Most appointments will require confirmation by the Senate.
Did Trump admit it?
Trump tweet that the GSA, which is responsible for the official start of the presidential change, tell the Biden camp that this will begin the transition process.
GSA administrator Emily Murphy said she provided the president-elect with $6.3m (£4.7m) in funding.
Mr. Trump said:
“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.”
…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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2020
But he did not give in, and continued to reiterate unfounded corruption claims, and promised to continue the “good fight.”
Furthermore, it is worth noting that Trump does not have to let Biden sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.
Ms. Murphy, appointed by Trump, cited “recent developments involving legal challenges and certifications of election results” in the decision to initiate the transition process.
Moreover, she said that before this move, she had not received any pressure from the White House.
Ms. Murphy said in a letter:
“I did, however, receive threats online, by phone, and by mail directed at my safety, my family, my staff, and even my pets in an effort to coerce me into making this determination prematurely” Mr. Biden.
“Even in the face of thousands of threats I have remained committed to upholding the law.”
She has criticized by politicians on both sides for failing to start the transition process as soon as possible. It is usually a routine step between election and inauguration.