Joe Biden told reporters on Tuesday that it is “an embarrassment” that President Trump has not yet conceded the election.
While the media has declared Biden the “president-elect,” several battleground states, including Georgia, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Nevada are still counting and reanalyzing ballots and counting procedures.
RealClearPolitics lists Biden as receiving 259 electoral votes, 11 short of the 70 needed to capture the presidency. CNN claims Biden has 279 votes, while Fox News is more robust, awarding Biden 290 votes.
Nevertheless, Biden said it is “an embarrassment” that his opponent has not given up despite the conflicting opinions and legal challenges.
“The only thing that, uh, how can I say this tactfully, I think it will not help the president’s legacy,” Biden said.
He went on to acknowledge he has held discussions with foreign leaders and they are “hopeful that the United States democratic institutions are viewed once again as being strong and endured.”
Despite Trump receiving more votes than any other sitting president, Biden said, “The majority of the people that voted for the president— a lot voted for him, a significantly smaller number but a lot voted for him— I think they understand that we have to come together.”
Biden added that he thinks Trump supporters “are ready to unite.”
“I believe we can pull the country out of this bitter politics that we’ve seen the last 5-6-7 years,” he said, apparently lumping the Obama-Biden years in with the Trump years.
Aside from that, a new report claims that if Trump does not prevail in his legal challenges regarding the 2020 election results, he will launch another bid for the White House in 2024.
Trump is reported to be “privately discussing” a 2024 run in the case that the legal dominoes do not fall his way.
“President Trump has already told advisers he’s thinking about running for president again in 2024, two sources familiar with the conversations tell Axios,” the report said.