WILMINGTON (dpa-AFX) – The elected US President Joe Biden has called the incumbent Donald Trump’s blockade attitude “completely irresponsible”. His refusal to recognize the result of the November 3rd election is damaging the reputation of democracy, said Biden on Thursday in Wilmington, Delaware. Looking at Trump’s various efforts to undermine the election result, Biden said he would go down in history as America’s “most irresponsible president”.
Biden was declared the winner of the election by leading US media on November 7th. Trump refuses, however, to admit defeat. He speaks of electoral fraud, but does not provide any solid evidence. He hopes to be able to challenge the election result through legal channels.
Because of Trump’s stance, the transfer of official business (“transition”) provided for by law cannot yet be initiated. Actually, Biden and his team would have access to ministries, authorities and confidential government information before they took office. The transition period from election to swearing in is more than two months. Biden is to be sworn in on January 20th. He warns that Trump’s blocking stance could delay the containment of the corona pandemic and lead to an even higher number of victims. / Jbz / DP / he