US Election 2020: A day after Joe Biden propelled past the finish line to defeat Donald Trump, the President-Elect and his team said that they were prioritising to deal with the coronavirus pandemic as cases in the country near 10 million. Biden in his victory speech, said that he would appoint a 12 member coronavirus task force on Monday to mount an effective response to the pandemic. Biden will hold a briefing on his Covid-19 plans as well his plans to revive the economy tomorrow.
President Donald Trump on the other hand continues to reject the election outcomes and is pressing hard with legal rights to challenge Biden’s projected win. Trump is now facing pressure to cooperate with President-elect’s team to ensure a smooth transfer of power when the new administration takes office in January. The General Services Administration is tasked with formally recognising Biden as president-elect, which begins the transition. But the agency’s Trump-appointed administrator, Emily Murphy, has not started the process and has given no guidance on when she will do so.
Meanwhile, congratulations poured in for Biden from across the world, including from conservative British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, making it hard for Trump to push his unfounded claims of election fraud.