U.S. President-elect Joe Biden warned Monday of the risk of additional coronavirus deaths if Donald Trump and his government refuse to coordinate with the Democratic team called to make the transition to the White House.
Without consultation between the two teams succeeding the American executive, “it is possible that more people die,” warned Joe Biden, citing in particular the urgency to prepare the distribution of vaccines as soon as they are available.
“Crucial that this coordination begins now”
“If we have to wait until January 20 (the day of the inauguration of the next president) to start planning, that makes us take a month, a month and a half behind,” assured the Democrat, who spoke from his stronghold of Wilmington, Delaware.
“And it is so crucial that this coordination starts now … Now or as quickly as possible”, he insisted.
By refusing to acknowledge his electoral defeat and instead claiming to be the one who will preside over the United States for the next few years, Donald Trump is raising concerns and breaking with the tradition according to which the elected president is to be included, at least as a observer, in the major decisions of the transition period at the White House.