Biden Says Trump Will Be Remembered As One Of America's Most Irresponsible Presidents
President Donald Trump's unceasing attempt to overturn the election results and his baseless claims over widespread voter fraud is causing delayed transition for the new administration. Undeterred by the criticism he is receiving for his actions, the president continues to raise questions regarding the reliability of the mail-in ballots, accusing Democrats of stealing the election from him.
President-elect Joe Biden reacted to Trump's attempts to subvert the election results on Thursday by predicting that the president will be remembered as one of the most irresponsible presidents in history. After meeting with Republican and Democratic governors, Biden held a news conference in a bid to overcome the current administration's refusal to allow his transition team access to federal agencies, including the coronavirus task force.
Biden slammed Trump, noting that Americans are witnessing irresponsibility, which is sending out a damaging message to the rest of the world about how democracy works. The former veep noted that it is hard for anyone to interpret how Trump thinks, adding that what he is doing is simply outrageous.
Addressing reporters at Wilmington, he noted that Trump's action is not within the norm and most probably illegal. Biden went on to say that he doesn't know what Trump's motive is, but he is totally irresponsible, The Guardian reported.
According to an insider familiar with the matter, this remark comes after the president invited Michigan's Republican state lawmakers to the White House on Friday. Trump and his legal team are leaving no stone unturned in their attempt to overturn the election results either directly in courts or through key states' Republican legislatures.
Members of the president's legal team, including his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, held a wild news conference on Nov. 19, making dubious claims about voter fraud without offering any evidence, CNN reported. These baseless accusations haven't stopped Biden from continuing to build his administration, as he recently chose a nominee for Treasury secretary that he will be announced either before or after Thanksgiving.
Press reports suggest that Biden's top contenders would include Fed Gov. Lael Brainard, Democrat from Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, as well as former Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, MarketWatch reported.
When reporters asked Biden if his campaign would opt to use legal means to force the current administration to initiate the formal transition process, Biden said that he isn’t sure if lawsuits would facilitate timely recognition of his victory but said they hadn't ruled it out.