Biden has told reporters in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, that “we don’t see anything that’s slowing us down” in the process of preparing a transition team, even as some resources typically available to presidents-elect between the November election and January 20 inauguration remain outside his reach, thanks to obstinacy from President Donald Trump.
Among those things denied to Biden have been daily presidential intelligence briefings and additional funding, which he described as “useful, but it’s not necessary.”
Biden has been declared the winner of the November 3 election by all major US media outlets and congratulated on it by many foreign governments, but Trump has remained adamant that the election was stolen from him and implemented extensive litigation in states across the country aimed at forcing recounts and revisions to ballot totals he believes will change the outcome in his favor.
“I just think it’s an embarrassment, quite frankly,” Biden said Tuesday about Trump’s stubbornness. “I don’t see a need for legal action, quite frankly.”
“I think it will not help the president’s legacy. I think that I know from my discussions with foreign leaders thus far, that they are hopeful that the United States’ democratic institutions are viewed once again as being strong and enduring,” Biden added.