Although Trump disputes the election results, Biden is already planning to reverse some of the current president’s political decisions.
President-elect Joe Biden on Sunday moved on to preparations for taking over control of the federal government at his January 20 inauguration and lifting some key elements of Trump’s policies..
Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have launched a transition website, saying they will immediately focus on the coronavirus pandemic, the recession in the world’s largest economy caused by a pandemic, climate change and systemic racism..
“We are ready for leadership from day one, making sure that the Biden-Harris Administration can tackle the most pressing challenges we face: protecting and maintaining our nation’s health, renewing our ability to succeed, promoting racial equality and tackling the climate crisis. “, – said the transition team.
“We stand together as one America. We will become stronger than we were before, ”the website says..
On his first day in office, Biden plans to re-make the US a party to the Paris Climate Agreement that Trump left, and to reverse Trump’s decision to leave WHO, aides say..
Biden plans to lift travel bans for nearly all residents of several predominantly Muslim countries and re-establish a program to allow young people smuggled into the United States as children to stay in the country..
During the campaign, Biden also said that he plans to re-join the international agreement on limiting Iran’s nuclear program, from which Trump pulled the United States..
The transfer of power in the United States often leads to rapid changes in policy, but the transition from Trump to Biden may be one of the most abrupt in recent US political history..
One Biden aide told CNN, “Across the board, we will lay the foundation for the new Biden-Harris administration to restore faith and trust in our institutions and lead the federal government.”.
In his four years in the White House, Trump has frequently departed from political norms, and this is likely to mark the end of his re-election efforts after the 2020 campaign..
He refused to admit defeat or call Biden.
Trump disputes the results through lawsuits, arguing (without providing evidence) that counting irregularities in several states, where Biden won by a narrow margin, receiving all electoral votes from those states, changed the overall result against the incumbent..
US President Donald Trump. The White house. November 7, 2020.
Trump’s headquarters have been filing many lawsuits since Monday, although reports of irregularities during Tuesday’s voting and subsequent counting have been rare. Countries are still counting in many states, although the outcome of elections in nearly all 50 states is clear.
Nationwide, Biden received about 4 million votes more than Trump, but the outcome of the US presidential election is not determined by popular vote, but by an electoral college of 538 people..
On Saturday, Biden crossed the 270-vote threshold on the electoral college when it became apparent that he had a small but decisive advantage in Pennsylvania with 20 of the state’s electors..
At this point, all major television news organizations, including Trump’s beloved Fox News and mainstream newspapers, declared Biden the winner..
Trump opposed this result, praising himself on Twitter..
“71 million legal votes,” he wrote. “More than any other incumbent president!”
Biden has received 75.2 million votes to date..
On Sunday, Trump played golf for the second day in a row, tweeting allegations of electoral fraud from his supporters, such as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who wrote: “We think these people are thieves. The offices of big cities are corrupt. This election was stolen. “.
Twitter noted that Gingrich’s statement “about electoral fraud is controversial.”.
Thousands took to the streets of Democratic-dominated cities on Saturday to celebrate Trump’s defeat. One of these actions took place at the White House in Washington. Some shouted, “You’re fired,” Trump’s signature line from the reality television show The Apprentice, which he once hosted..
‘Busy’ Biden transition team starts work despite Trump’s refusal to concede
Republican Senator Roy Blunt, who is spearheading bipartisan planning for the January 20 inauguration, said it “seems unlikely” that Biden’s current vote will change in the coming days..
However, speaking on ABC’s This Week program, he said it seemed reasonable that the Republicans would wait for the electoral administration to announce official results, and in some cases, such as Georgia, where Biden leads by a narrow margin. will recount the votes.
Biden and Harris have launched accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with the name @ Transition46, hinting that Biden will become the 46th President of the United States.
On Biden and Harris’s BuildBackBetter.com website, he stated, “We will be stronger than we were before. From the first day of my presidency, we will take action to bring COVID under control. We will act to carry out my economic plan that will finally reward work, not wealth, in this country. We will act to restore faith in our democracy and our faith in each other.
We will become one country again, under God, an indivisible, one country, a fortified country, a country healed, “he said..
During the campaign, Biden regularly criticized Trump for his reaction to the pandemic. The president-elect plans to announce on Monday the creation of a COVID-19 working group tasked with developing a plan to tackle the infection. He also frequently encouraged Americans to wear masks, as health experts strongly advise..
The Biden-Harris transition team’s website lays out a seven-point plan to fight the coronavirus, including “regular, reliable and free testing” for all Americans, “effective, equitable distribution of treatments and vaccines” as soon as they become available, and an attempt to introduce a nationwide requirement for the wearing of masks, which many see as an encroachment on their personal freedom.
The site says the transition team will tackle racial inequality and police reform in the United States, working with Congress to enact a “nationwide ban on suffocation” on suspect arrests, stop “weapons of war being transferred to police forces,” and establish a “national commission to oversee by the police “.
The Biden-Harris website also states: “The time has come for our country to tackle systemic racism. Tackle the growing economic inequality in our country. And to deal with the fact that too many were deprived of the prospects that our country gave “.