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Without consultation between the Trump and Biden teams before the new American administration came to power on January 20, 2021, “more people may die” from Covid-19, the President-elect of the United States assured Monday, Joe Biden.
United States President-elect Joe BIden, warned Monday, November 16 of a risk of additional deaths from Covid-19 if Donald Trump and his government refuse to coordinate with the Democratic team called upon to ensure 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.
“If we have to wait until January 20 (day of the inauguration of the next president, Editor’s note) to start planning, that makes us take a month, a month and a half behind,” assured Joe Biden , who spoke from his stronghold of Wilmington, Delaware.
“It is so crucial that this coordination starts now … Now or as fast 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 four years, Donald Trump is raising concerns and breaking with the tradition that the president-elect is brought to be included, at least as as an observer, in the major decisions of the transition to the White House.