President Trump’s rejection to concede the 2020 election to President-elect Joe Biden continued into Sunday, with Democrats advising respect for the vote’s integrity while the president’s staunchest allies defended his unfounded claims of scams and readied a blitz of suits.
But more fractures appeared in what has actually mainly been a wall of silence from senior GOP figures on the president’s still-incendiary rhetoric contesting the vote. Former President George W. Bush provided Biden his congratulations, and a few moderate Republicans pressed the case for “cooler heads” to prevail.
And adding to a long list of heads of state and government offering congratulations to Biden, Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, did so Sunday, as did Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Trump’s relations with the powerful crown prince and with Netanyahu are among his friendliest personal incorporate the ranks of worldwide leaders.
On Sunday, as held true throughout a bitter campaign, the president and the president-elect presented a study in contrasts: Trump unleashed a series of grievance-laden tweets before heading for his Virginia golf home, while Biden attended church, then turned with his group to transition organization
The COVID-19 pandemic, meanwhile, presented an ever-grimmer backdrop to the political tumult, with the 2 narratives continuing to link. Among the country’s leading public health professionals, former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb, alerted that the little over 2 months in between now and Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, may be amongst the break out’s bleakest weeks.
” The reality is that by the time the president-elect takes workplace, we’ll probably be at sort of the apex, if you will, of what we’re going through right now,” he stated on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” Gottlieb added that the normal hoopla surrounding a U.S. president’s swe