TRUMP REFUSES TO CONCEDE AS PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN MOVES FORWARD
As the US election-fever winds down, president-elect Joe Biden moves towards taking over the white house. But Donald Trump refuses to concede defeat.
In 73 days, president-elect, Joe Biden, will move into the White House as he takes over as the United States president. As he looks forward, he and running mate, Kamala Harris, have launched a website called BuildBackBetter.com, and a Twitter feed with the handle, @Transition46.
The purpose of the website is to tackle four main aspects of US politics, Covid-19, economic recovery, racial equality and climate change. It has been reported that Biden will name a task force aimed at tackling the coronavirus pandemic on Monday. He is also planning on rejoining the Paris climate accord on his first day in office.
In terms of race relations, he hopes to appoint a cabinet that reflects the diverse population. However, he may be stopped by the Republican's if they retain control of the Senate.
To achieve these goals, Biden said, "The team being assembled will meet these challenges on Day One."
In the red corner, however, President Donald Trump has refused to concede defeat, as his campaign has launched legal challenges to the outcome of last weeks vote.
Symone Sanders, one of Biden's senior advisors, told CNN's 'State of the Union' on Sunday that these court challenges are "baseless legal strategies".
Former US President and Republican, George W. Bush, however, has spoken to Democrat Biden, offering him "warm congratulations". He also stated that "the American people can have confidence that this election was fundamentally fair, its integrity will be upheld, and its outcome is clear."
Speaking about the president-elect, Bush said, "Though we have political differences, I know Joe Biden to be a good man, who has won his opportunity to lead and unify our country.
"We must come together for the sake of our families and neighbours, and for our nation and its future."
Only two other Republican senators have offered their congratulations to Biden and Harris, Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski. The former, saying that Trump will have to "accept the inevitable" eventually and that he "would prefer to see the world watching a more graceful departure, but that's just not in the nature of the man".
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