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Politics Biden says the White House is cooperating fully with his transition, but that Trump still won't speak to him

13:40  25 november  2020
13:40  25 november  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

Biden and Harris to discuss economic plans during joint appearance in Wilmington on Monday

  Biden and Harris to discuss economic plans during joint appearance in Wilmington on Monday The Democratic duo will speak "on the economic recovery and building back better." The scale of their plans will hinge on control of the Senate.The duo will speak "on the economic recovery and building back better in the long-term," in their first speech addressing the country’s economic situation since their victory in the presidential election.

President-elect Joe Biden said his transition team will not be “so far behind the curve” now that the Trump administration has begun cooperating on the fight against the Joe Biden speaks to the media in Wilmington, Delaware, on Tuesday. Photographer: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images.

Biden says he would meet with Trump if Trump asked. The source said Trump was "very clinical" as he listened to his advisers tell him that he was While his successor is resetting America's global posture, Trump will be performing one of the dwindling duties left to him before he leaves office

Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie looking at the camera: President-elect Joe Biden. Getty © Getty President-elect Joe Biden. Getty
  • President-elect Biden praised the smoothness of his delayed presidential transition, saying that efforts from the White House to hand over to him are "sincere."
  • The transition was authorized on Monday after an unprecedented two-week standoff while President Trump groundlessly disputed the outcome of the election.
  • Speaking to NBC News, Biden said he had been authorized to receive the Presidential Daily Briefing and that agencies have been forthcoming with information.
  • Biden said their respective chiefs of staff have spoken, but that he has not heard directly from Trump.
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President-elect Joe Biden has described efforts from the White House to help him prepare for power as "sincere," after his long-delayed transition was allowed to proceed.

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Joe Biden announced several key appointments and nominations for his national security and foreign policy team. A growing chorus of Republican senators are calling on the Trump administration to begin the formal transition process, as states move toward certifying Biden ’s victory.

Biden says Trump 's failure to concede won ' t affect transition . The celebrations began near the White House on Saturday while Trump was golfing in Virginia -- forcing the There was no sign that Trump would extend the traditional invitation for a White House visit to the President-elect as he

But he said he has still had no contact at all from President Donald Trump himself, who continues to wrongly claim that he won the election.

In his first interview after Election Day, Biden told NBC News' Lester Holt that the progress in his transition had "not been begrudging so far."

Trump has refused to admit defeat. However, on Monday, after increasing public pressure, he said he had "recommended" the General Services Administration go ahead offering Biden transition resources.

(The GSA's administrator, Emily Murphy, said her decision to do so was independent of political influence.)

It ended a two-week standoff in which Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were forced to develop an unofficial transition without full access to the federal government and its vast resources.

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A transcript of Joe Biden 's first address to the nation after winning the presidency. Hours after winning one of the closest and tensest presidential elections in decades, President-elect Joe Biden gave a victory speech in Wilmington, Del., where he called on Democrats and Republicans to stop

As the US speeds past the tragic mark of a quarter of a million Covid-19 deaths, its President is sulking in the White House over an election he lost fair and square and obstructing the effort by his soon-to-be successor, Joe Biden , to stand up a fight against the fast-worsening pandemic.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: President Donald Trump returning from the golf course on November 7, the day networks widely called the election for Joe Biden. Getty © Getty President Donald Trump returning from the golf course on November 7, the day networks widely called the election for Joe Biden. Getty

Asked if there had been "backchannel" communications with Trump during that time, Biden said he had not heard anything.


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"I believe that his chief of staff and my chief of staff have spoken, but no, I have not heard anything from President Trump," Biden said.

Nonetheless, information from the White House had started to flow, Biden said.

He described outreach from national security officials and the coronavirus task force, and expects to receive the Presidential Daily Brief — which includes top-level national security information — "maybe as early as tomorrow."

Biden said he was "feeling good" about making up for lost time in his delayed transition.

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President-elect Joe Biden speaks about the economy Monday at the Queen Theater in Wilmington President-elect Joe Biden on Monday warned that the biggest threat to the country and to his transition 20,” Biden said , referring to the lack of transition cooperation from the White House .

Biden calls out Trump 's refusal to cooperate with transition . Keilar: Senate is showing us what experts Trump 's focus however is still on the election results. For the first time Sunday morning this moment of national crisis. "It's a very grave situation," Incoming White House chief of staff Ron

"I think we're going to not be so far behind the curve as we thought we might be in the past," he said.

"And there's a lot of meaty discussion, and I must say, the outreach has been sincere. It's not been begrudging so far. And I don't expect it to be."

"It's a slow start, but it's starting."

Biden announced several of his picks for top cabinet positions on Tuesday, including Antony Blinken as secretary of state, Alejandro Mayorkas for homeland security, and Avril Haines for director of national intelligence.

Asked if his nominations signaled a return to the era of President Barack Obama — in which he was vice-president — he said: "This is not a third Obama term, because we face a totally different world than we faced in the Obama-Biden administration."

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