President Trump accepts transfer of power to Democrat Biden, although he does not admit defeat

The outgoing US president, Donald Trump, indicated on Monday that he was giving the green light to the transfer of power to Democrat Joe Biden, winner of the presidential elections, although he still does not recognize his defeat, in a double tweet.

“I want to thank Emily Murphy at GSA (General Services Administration) for her steadfast dedication and loyalty to our country. She has been harassed, threatened and abused – and I don’t want to see this happen to her, her family or employees. GSA. Our case continues STRONGLY, we will continue the good fight and I believe we will prevail. “

“However,” he continued, “in the best interest of our country, I recommend that Emily and her team do what they have to do regarding the initial protocols, and I have told my team to do the same.”

Since Biden’s victory in the elections was projected by the media on November 7, Trump has not acknowledged his defeat and has alleged that there was electoral fraud, without offering evidence.

His lawyers have filed a number of lawsuits in key states, but the courts have dismissed most.

Trump’s announcement came shortly after a letter sent Monday by Murphy to Biden was released certifying his victory.

This recognition by the GSA was an essential step for Biden to have access to key resources to carry out the transition to govern.

In her letter, the GSA administrator stated that she had determined that the Democrat can access “post-election resources” to initiate the transition.

“I take this role seriously and due to recent events involving legal challenges and certifications of election results, I am transmitting this letter to you today to make those resources and services available to you,” said Murphy.

He defended that his decision is independent, based on the law and the facts, and denied that he has ever received any pressure from the White House regarding the moment of announcing his resolution.

“To be clear,” he stressed, “I did not receive any instructions to delay my decision. However, I did receive threats online, by phone and by mail against my safety, that of my family, my staff and even against my pets in an effort to restrain and make him adopt this decision prematurely. “

However, she defended that she has always been committed to legality and recalled that her agency does not settle legal disputes about the elections, which must resolve the certification processes and the courts.

In the absence of confirmation from the GSA, until now Biden and his team had not had access to the resources of federal agencies to work on the transition of power, ahead of January 20, when he will be inaugurated president.

This Monday, Biden announced to the national and foreign security team of his future Cabinet, including Antony Blinken, as Secretary of State, and Cuban-American Alejandro Mayorkas as head of the Department of Homeland Security.