Joe Biden won the race for the White House on Saturday but compared with what lays ahead, that may have been the easy part and in his speech to the nation, the president-elect said he would unveil a group of scientists and professionals on Monday to enable him to formulate a strategy to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout.
Joe Biden said that their work starts with getting COVID under control, adding that Americans can’t restore the economy or relish life’s most precious moments without doing so.
Joe Biden’s presidential transition team has already spent months preparing for his first term and accelerated their activities in the hours before his victory becoming official.
The team launched its presidential transition website a day before the election was officially called for Joe Biden.
Now, Joe Biden and the transition team have to build a Government largely remotely, during the pandemic, and while engaging with a Senate that could stay in Republican hands, a House sure to feature fewer Democratic allies than it did previously and a public that includes more than 70 million people who voted for Donald Trump over Joe Biden.
Joe Biden is already said to be planning to sign a string of executive orders soon after being sworn into office on 20 January that would reverse the work of the Trump administration, including rejoining the Paris climate accords and reversing Trump’s withdrawal from the World Health Organisation (WHO).
With the President refusing to concede on Saturday, it’s not apparent how cooperative the Trump administration will be during the transition process.
The transition process formally begins once the General Service Administration determines the victor based on all available facts. That’s vague enough guidance that Donald Trump could pressure the agency’s director to stall.
It’s also vague whether the President would meet personally with Joe Biden – Barack Obama met with Donald Trump less than a week after the election.
By law, presidential campaigns have to set up a transition team and begin the first steps needed to inherit the totality of the federal government – long time Biden aide Ted Kaufman, a former senator from Delaware, was appointed to run the team back in April.
A senator for decades and vice president for eight years, Joe Biden has a profound knowledge of the workings of government and he’s encircled by a small group of top advisers with equally deep institutional experience.
What Joe Biden has to do now is stamp his own mark, whether it will be good or bad, only time will tell and the fact that it wasn’t an overwhelming win in the ballots indicate that any lingering damage that Donald Trump did will continue with his voters.
David Marchick, director of the Centre for Presidential Transition at the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service said that the Biden team was the most experienced, most prepared, most focused transition team ever.
However, Joe Biden will encounter numerous challenges after his inauguration on January 20 2021, but now that the tumour has been cut out, it will take some time to reverse the damage done.
However, while many people are relieved that Joe Biden won, there’s the reality that 70 million Americans believed Donald Trump was doing well which is so heartbreaking, but when people start to see the benefits of the new policies for themselves, hopefully, they will begin to see the imposter that Donald Trump really was.
Donald Trump has never accepted that he’s failed at everything, but he always sued people, although likely lost more than he won. Blamed it on others, endeavoured to repackage his failures with the Trump University as wins et cetera.
Now he’s having to face losing on the world stage and he can’t bear it, although he knew that he might lose, so he was readying the ground to renounce any possible loss for months, but the lawsuits presented so far are lacking proof of what they claim.
However, lawyers will make lots of money out of preparing multiple failed lawsuits and the lawsuits aren’t because there’s any evidence of widespread fraud, they’re about Donald Trump’s ego.