United States President-elect Joe Biden took the primary steps Sunday towards moving into the White House in 73 days, as Donald Trump once again declined to admit defeat and attempted to plant doubt about the election results.
With congratulations pouring in from world leaders and fans nursing hangovers after a night of celebrations, Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris released a shift website, BuildBackBetter.com, and a Twitter feed,
Advocates of Democrat Joe Biden support his victory in the United States governmental race in Los Angeles AFP/ Apu GOMES
Meanwhile, Trump played golf at his course near Washington, the very same place where he was Saturday when the US tv networks delivered the news that Biden had protected enough Electoral College choose triumph.
” Given that when does the Lamestream Media call who our next president will be?” Trump grumbled in a tweet on Sunday.
United States President-elect Joe Biden pumps his first after providing his triumph speech in Wilmington, Delaware AFP/ Jim WATSON
Trump prepares to submit a string of lawsuits in the coming week, according to his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who said he had “a great deal of proof” of scams.
However former president George W. Bush said the “result is clear” and added that he had actually called “President-elect” Biden and Harris to extend his congratulations.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris shows up to provide her success speech in Wilmington, Delaware AFP/ Jim WATSON
Bush said in a declaration that “the American people can have confidence that this election was basically fair … We must come together for the sake of our families and neighbors, and for our country and its future.”
Biden’s transition site lists four top priorities: Covid-19, financial recovery, racial equity and environment change.
” The group being put together will satisfy these difficulties on Day One,” it said in a reference to January 20, 2021, when Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.
United States President-elect Joe Biden and US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris offer a success speech followed by fireworks, in front of numerous supporters at a drive-in rally held outside the Chase Center in Wilmington, Biden’s home town in the state of Delaware. AFPTV/ Agnes BUN
Biden, who turns 78 on November 20, is the earliest individual ever elected to the White House. Harris, 56, a senator from California, is the very first lady, first Black individual and first South Asian individual to be elected vice president.
Biden plans to call a task force on Monday to take on the coronavirus pandemic, which has actually left more than 237,000 individuals dead in the United States and is surging across the nation.
Advocates of President-elect Joe Biden celebrate on Black Lives Matter Plaza across from the White House AFP/ Olivier DOULIERY
He has also announced strategies to rejoin the Paris environment accord and will reportedly release an executive order on his first day in workplace reversing Trump’s travel ban on mainly Muslim nations.
Biden has actually promised to name a cabinet that reflects the variety of the nation, although he might have difficulty gaining approval for more progressive appointees if Republicans keep control of the Senate– an outcome that will depend on 2 runoff races in Georgia in January.
United States President Donald Trump strolls to his motorcade on the South Lawn of the White House AFP/ ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS
Biden, who after John F. Kennedy is just the 2nd Catholic to be chosen United States president, went to church Sunday morning in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.
President-elect Joe Biden comes to St. Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington, Delaware AFP/ Angela Weiss
He also visited the graves of his child, Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer in 2015, and his first wife and child, who passed away in a 1972 automobile accident.
The Trump project has mounted legal obstacles to the results in a number of states, however no proof has emerged of any extensive abnormalities that would affect the outcomes.
Previous president George W. Bush congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and said the ‘result is clear’ AFP/ Mark RALSTON
Giuliani informed the Fox News reveal “Sunday Morning Futures” that Trump’s group would file a suit in Pennsylvania on Monday versus authorities “for breaching civil liberties, for carrying out an unfair election (and) for violating the law of the state.”
” The first lawsuit will be Pennsylvania. The second will either be Michigan or Georgia. And over the course of the week, we should get it all gathered,” Giuliani stated.
First Woman Melania Trump also chipped in Sunday, tweeting: “The American individuals should have reasonable elections. Every legal– not illegal– vote should be counted.”
Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, senior Biden consultant Symone Sanders dismissed the court challenges as “baseless legal methods.”
Biden got almost 74.6 million votes to Trump’s 70.4 million nationwide and has a 279-214 lead in the Electoral College that figures out the presidency.
Biden also leads in Arizona, which has 11 electoral votes, and Georgia, which has 16. If he wins both, he would finish with 306 electoral votes– the same overall won by Trump in 2016 when he upset Hillary Clinton.
Just two Republicans senators, Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski, have actually praised Biden.
Democratic Representative James Clyburn of South Carolina said the Republican politician Celebration has a “duty” to assist persuade Trump it is time to give up.
Romney, who voted to found guilty Trump at his impeachment trial, said the president will eventually “accept the inevitable.”
The Utah senator included that he “would prefer to see the world watching a more graceful departure, however that’s simply not in the nature of the male.”
However Trump ally Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said the 74-year-old president should keep combating.
” We will work with Biden if he wins, however Trump has actually not lost,” Graham said on Fox News. “Do not yield, Mr. President. Battle hard.”
In a victory speech on Saturday, Biden promised to unify the bitterly divided country and connected to Trump fans, saying, “They’re not our opponents, they’re Americans.”
” Let’s offer each other an opportunity,” he stated. “Let this grim period of demonization in America begin to end, here and now.”
Monetary markets invited Biden’s victory, with shares up in Tokyo and Hong Kong, and US futures up on Wall Street on Sunday evening.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stated he would wait till all legal obstacles are resolved, while Trump ally President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil had yet to make any main remark.