US Election: China congratulates Joe Biden


China, along with Russian Federation, avoided joining the throng of governments that congratulated Biden last weekend after he was projected to have secured enough electoral college votes in the November 3 election to win the White House. Trump's lawsuits were dismissed in MI and Georgia. Biden is on track for 290 electoral votes, compared to Trump's 232.

But he still refuses to concede.

The president has made few public appearances since then and launched legal challenges in several states, alleging election fraud, but without providing any proof.

"Many of Biden's actions will result in a do-over of Obama's policies that Trump spent the past four years trying to end: Protecting the DREAMers", Klain said referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that Trump tried to terminate.

He accused Trump of "politicizing the process".

Former White House chief of staff John Kelly blasted Trump for not helping with the transition to a Biden administration.

"President Trump believes he will be President Trump, have a second term", White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told Fox News. "We are here to march for the "stop the steal" of this election, to make our voice heard".

Trump hinted on Twitter Friday he may try to attend the rally, but his motorcade Saturday was heading outside of DC to his Virginia golf course.

On Friday, election officials said the vote was the "most secure in American history", the most direct rebuttal from federal and state authorities of the president's claims. All of Trump's tweets were flagged as being disputed and potentially misleading.

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In an address from the White House Rose Garden, Trump pledged that the U.S. "won't go to a lockdown", even as the novel coronavirus surges across the country.

"Ideally we won't go to a lockdown", he said. This administration will not be going to a lockdown.

The US president said that "whatever happens" his administration won't order new lockdowns and that only "time will tell" if another administration would impose one.

Pressure is growing on Mr Trump to acknowledge Mr Biden's victory and help prepare the transition from one administration to another.

Psaki said Biden would be briefed by national security experts next week.

Since US media called the presidential race, Trump has not conceded to Biden as is traditional practice once a victor is projected.

A small but growing number of Republicans are also backing calls for the president-elect to be given daily intelligence briefings.

The US President-elect says Trump isn't helping his legacy.

Between 10 and 20 Republicans in Congress have now either congratulated Mr Biden or accepted there must be moves towards a transition.