US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser Robert O’Brien said on Monday he would ensure a professional transition to the team led by Democrat Joe Biden if Biden is considered the winner of the presidential election of 2020 and “obviously things look like this now.”
Republican Trump insisted the Nov. 3 election was “rigged” and that he would be declared the winner after a string of court challenges in several states.
Addressing the Global Security Forum, O’Brien said that if he hoped Trump would end up winning a second four-year term, he would work with a new administration led by Biden and his vice-presidential candidate. presidency, Kamala Harris.
“If there’s a new administration, listen, they deserve a little time to come in and implement their policies,” O’Brien said. “If the Biden-Harris ticket is determined to be the winner, and things obviously look like this now, we’re going to have a very professional transition from the National Security Council, there’s no question about that.”
Trump has so far failed to produce any evidence that could overturn Biden’s 306-232 victory over Trump in the state-by-state Electoral College vote. States face a December 8 deadline to certify their elections and choose voters who will officially choose the new president on December 14.
O’Brien said it looked like Biden was ready to call in a professional national security team.
“What’s great is that it’s the United States of America,” the national security adviser said. “We have passed the baton and had peaceful and successful transitions even in the most controversial times.”