President-elect Joe Biden is moving forward with transition plans, capping a tumultuous and tension-filled campaign during a historic pandemic against President Donald Trump, who refuses to concede the election, despite a growing list of foreign heads of states moving on and recognizing Biden as the winner.
ABC News reported that, for the first time in nearly a week, Trump has a public event on his schedule and will commemorate Veterans Day on a rainy Wednesday morning at Arlington National Cemetery, after hunkering down inside the White House for days — ceding the presidential leadership spotlight to the man he mocked.
Biden, meanwhile, is meeting with transition advisers in Wilmington, one day after he called Trump’s refusal to concede “an embarrassment.”
It all comes as the Biden transition team and Trump administration are in lockstep over whether Biden should be granted access to federal resources allocated for the transition of power.
Trump had falsely declared on election night, when he held a lead in several key states, that he won the contest and alleged without evidence, after the count started to swing the other way, that the election was being stolen from him and that fraud had been committed.
Now his legal team is waging battles in an effort to reverse the election results but so far have been unable to produce evidence of widespread fraud that would change the election.