President-elect Joe Biden called on Americans Wednesday to unite for a common goal of defeating the coronavirus pandemic and overcoming political divisions, while incumbent President Donald Trump, who will succeed Biden on January 20, again tried to revive the campaign to contest the election results today.
Addressing the nation on the eve of the holiday, Biden focused on the intensifying coronavirus pandemic, pledging to leverage the federal government’s “broad powers” and “change the course” of the pandemic once he came to power. But for his plan to work, Americans must take steps to ensure their own safety and that of their compatriots, the president-elect said.
“This is the moment when we need to temper our essence, redouble our efforts and re-dedicate ourselves to this fight,” Biden said. “Each of us has a responsibility … to do our best to slow the spread of the virus.”
President Donald Trump has hardly mentioned the pandemic in recent days, although the level of infections and hospitalizations in the United States is now the highest.
Trump sent his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and other members of the legal team to meet with Pennsylvania State Senators in Gettysburg. The president’s lawyers once again brought complaints about the counting process to lawmakers and reiterated allegations of malfeasance committed by Democrats, although these allegations had already been denied in courts.
“We have to cancel (the results of) the election,” said Trump, who joined the telephone meeting from the White House Oval Office.
“It was an election that we won easily. We won by a margin, ”the president added.
In fact, the election results indicate that Biden received a presidential mandate from the voters, and the systemic fraud that Donald Trump talks about has not been revealed. A number of courts have rejected the Trump team’s allegations, calling them unfounded, and now the process of transferring power to the new president is in full swing.
However, Trump reiterated: “(The results of) this election must be changed.”
The incumbent head of the White House was expected to travel to Gettysburg in person, but he canceled the trip after one of his lawyers tested positive for the coronavirus.