Joe Biden pauses to smile as he listens to questions from the media at The Queen theatre in Wilmington. AP
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President-elect Joe Biden plans further meetings to lay the groundwork for his new administration while President Donald Trump’s fierce refusal to accept the election outcome as “inconsequential,” even as Democrats elsewhere warned that the Republican president’s actions were dangerous.
Biden shrugged off Trump’s flurry of lawsuits challenging the election results in an effort to cling to power.
Additional intelligence briefings “would be useful,” Biden added, but “we don’t see anything slowing us down.”
Trump suffered another possible setback on Tuesday when Democrats said a postal worker who claimed he witnessed ballot tampering in Pennsylvania had recanted his allegations.
President Donald Trump gestures to his supporters in an election rally. File photo
The measured comments come as Biden prepares to confront dueling national crises such as Coronavirus infections, hospitalisations and deaths are surging, the economy faces the prospect of long-term damage, and the nation’s political and cultural divides may be worsening.
Trump's unsupported charges of election fraud have gained little traction so far. His campaign said on Tuesday it planned to file a lawsuit in Michigan to halt the state from certifying its results, a day after it brought a similar action in the battleground state of Pennsylvania.
Judges so far have tossed lawsuits in Michigan and Georgia brought by Trump's campaign, and legal experts say the litigation has little chance of changing the outcome of the Nov. 3 election.
In an afternoon speech, Biden delivered a forceful defense of the Affordable Care Act, just hours after the Supreme Court heard arguments on its merits. The high court ruled eight years ago to leave intact the essential components of the law known as “Obamacare,” but Trump and his Republican allies are seeking to have it overturned.
If the 6-3 conservative court ultimately agrees with the GOP, millions of Americans could lose their health care coverage. While Tuesday’s arguments indicate the court is unlikely to strike down the entire law, the prospect added new weight to the already heavy burden Biden inherits from the outgoing administration.
“It’s a law that saved lives and spared countless families from financial ruin,” Biden charged. He vowed to work with Congress to strengthen the health care law “as soon as humanly possible.”
Democrats won’t pick their nominee for another year, but President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are acting like the 2020 presidential contest is already a two-man race.
Democratic presidential hopefuls took rival Joe Biden’s absence at a California state party gathering on Saturday as a chance to take subtle digs at the former vice president and craft themselves as better positioned to bring Democrats into the future.
In a tweet accompanied by a three-and-a-half minute video, Biden said giving Trump four more years in power would be extremely dangerous and "fundamentally alter the character of this nation, who we are."
Along rivers prone to overflowing, people sometimes talk of preparing for a 100-year flood — a dangerous surge of muddy, debris-filled water so overwhelming it comes only once a century. In our political world, we are now seeing a 100-year flood of toxic speech and attitudes. The sludge washing ashore
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Dubai’s Burj Khalifa wrote on Twitter, “Let us celebrate 50 glorious years of growth, progress and prosperity of our nation as we look forward to the next 50 years!” The Dubai International Airport also marked the national day celebrations at its premises.
On the occasion of UAE’s 50th National Day, the Dubai Crown Prince has come up with an adorable picture of him holding his twins Sheikha and Rashid.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and their Highnesses the Rulers of the Emirates, Crown Princes and Deputy Rulers witnessed the official Golden Jubilee celebrations in Hatta on Thursday.