WILMINGTON, Del. – President-elect Joe Biden slammed President Donald Trump as one of the “most irresponsible presidents in American history” on Thursday amid the President’s attempt to undermine the will of the American people.
Speaking from his home base of Wilmington, Biden along with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, delivered remarks following a bipartisan call with state governors. He said he is concerned that Trump’s refusal to concede the election will have a negative lasting effect on the country.
“What the president’s doing now, it’s going to be another incident where he will go down in history as being one of the most irresponsible presidents in American history,” Biden said. “It’s just not within the norm at all, and there’s a question as to whether it’s even legal.”
The comments come on the same day the President is planning to invite state legislators to the White House on Friday to reportedly try and undo Biden’s 150,000-vote victory in the state.
“Americans are witnessing incredible irresponsibility, incredibly damaging messages being sent to the rest of the world about how democracy functions,” Biden said. “I don’t know his motive, but I just think it’s totally irresponsible.”
Rudy Giuliani and his allies spoke at an off the rails press conference filled with conspiracy theories and lies. The Trump team has lost 31 of its 32 cases they’ve brought forward thus far but are still pushing forward with legal challenges.
Biden called out the General Services Administration (GSA) to name him the apparent winner of the election, saying it has blocked his transition team from receiving federal funds and barred his team from meeting with the Trump team to collect relevant information.
“We don’t have all the information that we need to get from all the various agencies,” Biden said. “As a result, we’re not able to deal with everything from testing to guidance to the all-important issue of vaccine distribution.”
The President-elect has been focused on doing what he can without the sign off from the GSA. He met with frontline medical workers on Wednesday, focusing on the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Biden went on to vow he would not shutdown the entire country despite the recent surge in coronavirus cases. As of this writing, over 250,000 people have died and millions have been infected by the virus.
“No national shutdown,” he said. “I am not going to shut down the economy. I am going to shut down the virus.”