Biden Criticizes Trump's Refusal To Concede As 'Incredibly Damaging' To Democracy
President-elect Joe Biden responded to a question about President Trump's refusal to concede the election and messaging on the outcome. Biden claimed Trump was sending "incredibly damaging messages" about how democracy functions. Aired on 11/19/2020.
President-elect Joe Biden was asked at a news conference Thursday about President Trump's continued refusal to concede the election or cooperate with the transition. "I don't know his motive, but I just think it's totally irresponsible," Mr. Biden said. He also spoke about the need for swift action to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Watch his remarks. President-elect Joe Biden criticized President Trump's refusal to concede the election, calling it an "embarrassment." Despite roadblocks from the Trump administration, Mr. Biden is moving ahead with his transition team. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe joined "CBSN AM" from Wilmington, Delaware, to discuss. President-elect Joe Biden referred to sitting President Trump's refusal to accept defeat in the 2020 election as an "embarrassment" when taking questions while delivering remarks on health care in Wilmington, Delaware. President-elect Biden blasted President Trump's refusal to concede the election, calling it an "embarrassment" and saying the move could hurt Mr. Trump's legacy. But Mr. Biden's team said that isn't stopping them from moving forward with their transition plans. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe and CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy join Elaine Quijano with the latest.