WILMINGTON: President-elect Biden called on President Donald Trump on Tuesday for his refusal to acknowledge the “embarrassment” of his campaign losses, but it is not important to dismiss the deadlock.
“I just think it s an embarrassment, quite frankly,” Biden said when asked what he thinks about Trump s refusal to acknowledge defeat in the November 3 election.
“How can I say this tactfully? I think it will not help the president s legacy,” Biden told reporters in his home town of Wilmington, Delaware.
A week after the U.S. election, Trump was still locked up in the White House, overturning another reality that he was about to win and filed a lawsuit, alleging that there is only the weakest evidence to support voter fraud.
At the same time, Biden mostly ignored Trump.
“The fact that they re not willing to acknowledge we won at this point is not of much consequence in our planning,” Biden said.
Democrats said that despite Trump’s attempts to obstruct his transition of power, he is increasingly becoming a waiting president.
In the latest exchanges with international leaders, he talked with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Irish Prime Minister Michel Martin on Tuesday.
When asked what his message to them was, he said: “I let them know that the United States is back. We will return to the game. It’s not just the United States.”