Trump finally agrees to Biden transition - but still not conceding

Trump finally agrees to Biden transition – but still not conceding


Washington: US President Donald Trump came closest to admitting the news of the election defeat on Monday, after the government agency planned to ease Joe Biden’s transition to the White House, saying it finally lifted the unprecedented aid barrier.

Trump admitted that it is time for the General Services Administration to “do what needs to be done.”

He insisted in the same tweet that he still refused to make concessions. He said: “Our case continues resolutely. We will maintain a good fight and I believe we will win!”

However, the Republicans approved the GSA’s decision to cooperate with Biden’s transition team, which shows that after three weeks of undocumented claims that the November 3 election was stolen, even he saw the writing on the wall.

This means that Biden’s team will now have access to funds, office space, and the ability to meet with federal officials.

Biden’s office announced a few hours ago an experienced team that will be nominated for the highest foreign policy and security position in the United States. The team stated that GSA will now allow “the necessary support for the smooth and peaceful transfer of power”.

“In the days ahead, transition officials will begin meeting with federal officials to discuss the pandemic response, have a full accounting of our national security interests, and gain complete understanding of the Trump administration s efforts to hollow out government agencies,” Biden s transition director Yohannes Abraham said in a statement.

The sudden break in Trump s dogged attempt to deny Biden s win came after Michigan became the latest state to certify its results and more powerful Trump supporters came out demanding that the impasse end.

Earlier, Biden announced a foreign policy and national security team packed with Barack Obama’s veterans for many years, ready to end Trump’s turmoil and resume traditional American diplomacy. .

At the top of the list is the former State Department’s second-term Antony Blinken (Antony Blinken), who was appointed Secretary of State.

Biden also appointed the first female head of intelligence, the first Latino head of the National Security Agency, the first woman to serve as the secretary of the Treasury, and a heavyweight on climate issues-the Obama era’s top diplomat John Kerry .

The Biden team’s list released before the official announcement on Tuesday showed that, in stark contrast to Trump’s “America First” regime, the move promoted the renewed role of the United States as a leader in the multilateral alliance.

“They will rally the world to take on our challenges like no other — challenges that no one nation can face alone,” Biden tweeted. “It s time to restore American leadership.”

Blinken, a longtime advisor to Biden, will spearhead a fast-paced dismantling of Trump s go-it-alone policies, including rejoining the Paris climate agreement and the World Health Organization and resurrecting the Obama-crafted Iran nuclear deal.

Biden named the first woman, Avril Haines, as director of national intelligence, and Cuban-born Alejandro Mayorkas to head the Department of Homeland Security, the agency whose policing of tough immigration restrictions under Trump was a frequent source of controversy.

To signal the Democratic Party’s president-elect campaign pledge to raise the profile of global warming threats, he called Kerry’s new special envoy on climate issues.

In further information about the renewed contacts between the United States and the international community, Biden appointed professional diplomat Linda Thomas Greenfield as the UN ambassador.

Jake Sullivan was appointed as National Security Advisor.

Picked to manage the world s biggest economy as Treasury secretary was Janet Yellen, who will make history as the first woman in the job if confirmed. The 74-year-old was confirmed as Federal Reserve chairwoman under Obama in 2014 and replaced by Trump four years later.

The picks underline an emphasis on professionals whom Biden already knows well, in contrast to the Trump White House where officials were often picked without having traditional background for the job or proved incompatible and departed in acrimony.

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