Outgoing US President, Donald Trump has accepted a formal US transition should begin for President-elect Joe Biden to take office effective January 20, 2020.
According to reports, Trump said the federal agency overseeing the handover must “do what needs to be done”, despite his unbroken resolve to keep contesting his election defeat in the November 3, 2020 elections.
The General Services Administration (GSA) said it was acknowledging Mr Biden as the “apparent winner”.
The latest development us anchored on Joe Biden’s victory in the state of Michigan was officially certified.
After the GSA announcement, the Pentagon said it would provide “support to the Biden team… in a professional, orderly, and efficient manner that is befitting of the public’s expectation of the Department and our commitment to national security”.
According to official certified results from The Associated Press, Joe Biden won 306 of the Electoral Votes with over 79 million popular votes, whereas, incumbent President, Donald Trump garnered, 232 Electoral votes with over 73 million popular votes.
Mr Trump tweeted at the GSA, which is tasked with formally beginning presidential transition, informed the Biden camp that it would start the transition process.
GSA Administrator Emily Murphy said she was making $6.3m (£4.7m) in funds available to the president-elect Joe Biden.
…fight, and I believe we will prevail! Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2020