Trump agrees to transfer power to Biden without directly acknowledging his defeat … Here are the details

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In his first indirect admission of his defeat in the presidential elections, the outgoing US President Donald Trump on Monday evening gave the green light for President-elect Joe Biden’s team to obtain the necessary federal support to start the process of transferring power, while the latter began to touch members of his new administration.Although he abandoned his refusal two weeks ago to release support, in an unprecedented step in American history, the Republican president has not yet directly recognized the Democrats ’victory.

And he promised in a tweet to continue the “battle”, while continuing to submit judicial complaints to prove fraud in the elections held on November 3, but to no avail. “I think we will win,” Trump wrote.

But he said that, “for the sake of our country, I recommend” the government agency in charge of the transfer of power “to do” what needs to be done with regard to the initial protocols, and has asked my team to do the same. ”

The Biden team quickly welcomed this necessary step for a “smooth and peaceful transition of power.”

The Democrat is preparing to enter the White House on January 20 with many personalities who have worked in the Obama administration, such as Anthony Bellenkin, who will be the next Secretary of State, and Janet Yellen, who will take over the Treasury Department.

Former Secretary of State John Kerry, 76, will also return to the White House as the president’s special envoy for climate affairs, in an indication of the importance Biden attaches to this file.

There is no longer any doubt that the Democrat will become the 46th President of the United States.

But the outgoing president’s denial of this deprives the president-elect of access to classified information in the security field, especially on highly sensitive issues related to national security.

And he has not yet been able to initiate coordination with the Trump team on managing the Covid-19 crisis, which has led to the death of more than 257,000 people in the United States.

The Republican president’s isolation also increased when he called on Republicans to “fight” in the judiciary, as senior figures in his party described the actions of Trump’s lawyers as “patriotic disgrace” and more like the performance of a “banana republic.”

The Tokyo Stock Exchange rose on Tuesday morning after giving the Republican billionaire the green light to start the transition process.

“I need a ready-made team from day one,” Biden said, while announcing the biggest names of his administration, made up of “experienced people who are good at dealing with crises.”

Biden, who is 78 and a veteran of the American political arena, also wants to form a government that “resembles” Americans, by giving him more space for women and minorities.

According to a source close to his surroundings, he also intends to name the former head of the Central Bank, Janet Yellen, 74, as treasury secretary, a position that only men have held so far.

At the head of the Department of Homeland Security, Biden named for the first time a Spanish-born Alejandro Mayorcas, 60, who was born in Havana and who will especially oversee immigration issues.

African-American Linda Thomas Greenfield (68 years), who held the position of Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, will be ambassador to the United Nations.

Biden chose one of his confidants to the State Department, Anthony Blinken (58 years), one of his main foreign policy advisers and was the second official in the US State Department under former President Barack Obama.

If the Senate approves his appointment, the Iranian nuclear file is supposed to be one of Blinken’s main priorities.

For Barack Obama, America’s allies, who have been affected in the past four years, will “be comforted by people like Tony” Blinken coming to power.

John Kerry, in turn, will be tasked with returning the United States to the Paris climate accord that was negotiated in 2015, from which Donald Trump later withdrew. He pledged to “deal with the climate crisis as an urgent threat to national security.”

Biden is also planning to appoint Avril Haynes, 51, as Director of National Intelligence, to be the first woman to hold the position, and Jake Sullivan, 43, as a National Security Adviser.

Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will officially announce the designations on Tuesday in Wilmington, Delaware.

The Democrat got 80 million votes, compared to 74 million for Trump, but what determines the outcome of the US elections is the electoral system that is chosen for each state.

Despite pressure from the Republican Party in recent days on local officials, a committee approved Biden’s victory Monday in the main Michigan state.





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