Donald Trump Gives Nod to Proceed With Joe Biden’s Transition
Weeks after Joe Biden won the USA elections, Donald Trump’s administration has finally given a green signal to his transition. Though Trump would continue to pursue legal actions against alleged fraud in the election, his recent announcement is an indication that he has acknowledged his defeat.
On Monday, Trump agreed to the President-elect’s transition, thus giving Biden complete access to funding and briefings. The General Services Administration, a federal agency, informed Biden that now he can officially begin the hand-over procedure. In a letter, GSA Administrator Emily Murphy said that the President-elect will have access to all the resources that were earlier denied to him due to legal action against his win.
This simply means that until Biden takes the charge on January 20, he will have an office and access to federal funds. Biden along with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will also get regular national security briefings. The announcement by GSA came shortly after Michigan officials declared Biden’s win in their state.
On a related note, Biden even started selecting his team members without Trump’s concession or government’s funding. He has named Antony Blinken to head the State Department.
Trump administration’s legal measures to overturn Biden’s win almost failed. In fact, several Republican leaders, business executives as well as national security experts went on to urge Trump to allow the transition. The Democrat representative Biden won 306 state-by-state electoral votes against 232 of Republican Trump. 270 was needed for the victory.
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