WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- President-elect Joe Biden criticized President Donald Trump on Monday, saying that he should pass another COVID-19 stimulus package instead of playing golf.
- Biden’s comments came after Trump was seen playing golf at his Virginia golf club last weekend.
- Trump has continuously refused to work in a smooth transition in power as Biden argued that such move would put more people in danger.
During his press conference on the US economy in Wilmington, Delaware on Monday, President-elect Joe Biden slammed President Donald Trump over his negligence to provide another round of COVID-19 stimulus package, arguing that lots of people will die if they would not have a good transition.
When asked by NBC’s Geoff Bennett on the biggest threat that Trump may bring as he continues to refuse a peaceful transition in power, the former vice president said: “More people may die if we don’t coordinate.”
As reporters fielded questions on Trump’s defiance to concede, Biden had something to say.
“It would make it a lot easier if the president would participate… I am hopeful that the President will be mildly more enlightened before we get to January 20th.”
The president-elect was also dismayed about Trump’s inactivity to release another coronavirus stimulus package.
“The idea the president is still playing golf and not doing anything about it is beyond my comprehension,” he said. “You’d at least think he’d want to go out on a positive note.”
Biden’s remarks follow after Trump was seen playing golf at his Virginia golf club over the weekend.
In his press conference last week, the incoming president called Trump an “embarrassment.”
Biden told the press that Trump’s refusal to concede would not do any help in building “his legacy.”
“It’s an embarrassment, quite frankly,” Biden said. “The only thing that, uh— how can I say this tactfully? I think it will not help the president’s legacy.”
The president-elect began to make sharper pronouncements following Trump’s continuous noncompliance for a smooth transition.
Last Sunday, Trump appeared to have conceded for the first time when he tweeted that Biden won the election, but argued that the “election was rigged.”
Shortly, he backtracked and noted that he was not conceding to anybody, saying “we have a long way to go.”
The president also called the 2020 presidential election the “greatest theft in the history of America”.
Since the election week, Trump repeatedly claimed without evidence of massive voter fraud. Instead of admitting loss, the president’s campaign had sought legal actions, filing lawsuits in key battleground states to challenge the results.
Source: The Sun