How President-Elect Biden Has Managed Trump’s Refusal to Concede

first_imgStill, she acknowledged: “I know he wants to get started on the transition. He would like some support from the administration to do that. But he’s going forward based on his own resources.”- Advertisement – “Biden’s path to victory in his administration is going to be by putting forward bold plans to address Covid, the economy, climate change and racial injustice,” said Garrett Blad, a spokesman for the Sunrise Movement, a youth-driven progressive organization that is focused on climate and has sought to shape Mr. Biden’s appointments. “Working with the G.O.P. elite who right now are trying to undermine our democracy we do not believe is a strong way forward.”Mr. Biden’s advisers and allies have also acknowledged that they are in fact troubled by the possible ramifications from the Trump administration’s refusal to give Mr. Biden and his transition team access to federal agencies as well as intelligence briefings.The head of the General Services Administration has not formally recognized Mr. Biden as the winner of the election, a step that allows the transfer of power between administrations to proceed.As more time passes, that refusal becomes more problematic, Biden aides say. But even so, they are showing little eagerness to raise the temperature or to wage a legal battle.“We’re not interested in having a food fight with the G.S.A. administrator or anyone, really,” Jen Psaki, a Biden transition adviser, said on Friday. “We just want to get access to intelligence information, to threat assessments, to the ongoing work on Covid, so that we can prepare to govern.”In the meantime, Mr. Biden was taking a break — or something resembling a break. He traveled on Thursday to his vacation house in Rehoboth Beach, Del. “He’s earned, certainly, a couple days off,” Ms. Psaki said.Thomas Kaplan reported from Washington, and Katie Glueck from New York. Those steps, to prepare to govern and to combat the pandemic that has upended American society, followed convention and unfolded without drama. Mr. Biden has decades of experience in Washington to draw on, and his initial moves after winning the presidency demonstrated a familiarity with how one administration typically passes the torch to the next. “It’s a reflection of the president-elect’s desire to project stability at a time of great instability,” said former Gov. Tom Vilsack of Iowa, an early Biden supporter.What was not typical — far from it — was the reaction of Mr. Trump, who continued to refuse to concede, and to make false claims about election fraud. But Mr. Biden pressed on and passed up the chance for aggressive confrontation, treating the president of the United States as if he were a heckler shouting from the bleachers who would eventually tire and go home.This week, Bob Bauer, a Biden campaign adviser and former White House counsel, described Mr. Trump’s election-related legal challenges as “noise,” while Mr. Biden’s sister and close political adviser, Valerie Biden Owens, downplayed the significance of any postelection commentary offered by the president.“It doesn’t matter what Donald Trump says,” she said on “Axios on HBO.” “It doesn’t matter. Joe is president-elect. He will be sworn in on Jan. 20.” Mr. Biden himself suggested Mr. Trump’s refusal to concede was more of a stain on the president’s name for the history books than an imminent obstacle for the Biden transition, telling reporters on Tuesday: “How can I say this tactfully? I think it will not help the president’s legacy.”Asked how he expected to work with Republicans if they would not even acknowledge him as president-elect, Mr. Biden responded with a smile: “They will. They will.”Not everyone is so confident that Republicans will engage — or that Mr. Biden should even prioritize trying to work with them. The Presidential TransitionUpdated Nov. 13, 2020, 4:04 p.m. ETcenter_img WASHINGTON — Joseph R. Biden Jr. ran for president insisting that President Trump was an “aberration” who did not reflect the character or views of the American people.And in his first week as president-elect, Mr. Biden’s remarks and activities suggest an effort to dismiss Mr. Trump further: this time, as a nuisance.- Advertisement – Mr. Biden, who spent much of the week working from the Wilmington, Del., area, held calls with Pope Francis and the leaders of many of the nation’s closest allies, taking initial steps toward his goal of repairing the country’s standing on the world stage following a campaign in which he emphasized his relationships with world leaders.After spending months stressing the need to follow science, he named a group of experts to advise him on the coronavirus pandemic, and on Friday he issued a statement calling for “urgent action” as virus cases continue to surge.And he named Ron Klain, a veteran Washington figure who served as the Ebola czar in the Obama White House, as his chief of staff, a pick that was well received across the ideological spectrum within the Democratic Party.- Advertisement – As he refuses to concede, Mr. Trump has stoked fear and anxiety among many Americans, and he has plainly slowed critical transition processes, to the concern of the Biden team. Yet publicly, Mr. Biden and his aides are seeking to project steadiness. They have ignored Mr. Trump’s tweets, they are building out a White House staff and they are working to model how a shift away from four years of presidential tumult can be done — and how Mr. Biden is likely to behave once he is in the White House.“He is not going to get his knickers in a twist around Donald Trump’s bad manners,” said former Senator Carol Moseley Braun, Democrat of Illinois, who served in the Senate with Mr. Biden. “He knows that he’s going to be president on the 20th of January.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

Woman’s body found on the side of I-95 in St. Lucie County

first_imgAuthorities in St. Lucie County are currently investigating the death of a woman who was found on the side of the southbound lanes of Interstate 95.The discovery was made Tuesday morning by a man who pulled over on the side of the road because he was having car trouble.Multiple crime scene units are currently at the scene which seems to be just inches from the roadway.No other details have been released at this moment.One southbound lane of I-95 is currently closed due to the investigation.last_img read more

Coronation Foursomes celebrates historic year

first_img27 Apr 2018 Coronation Foursomes celebrates historic year Tags: Coronation Foursomes, Great Britain, Ireland Women and girls from golf clubs across Great Britain and Ireland are being encouraged to join over 25,000 golfers in entering the 2018 Coronation Foursomes to celebrate the 65th anniversary of this iconic event.The R&A is continuing its drive to encourage more women and girls into playing golf, with the Coronation Foursomes growing to become one of the largest domestic golf participation events.The theme of a ‘New Tradition’ will run throughout this year’s historic event and will celebrate the camaraderie, companionship and friendly competition that women and girls have enjoyed over the last 64 years.Local competitions can be organised by golf clubs in Great Britain and Ireland to give golfers a dream chance to reach the Grand Final played over the Eden Course at the ‘Home of Golf’ in St Andrews on Monday 24 September.The 32 finalists will stay at the prestigious Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa and have the chance to book a place in the Pro-Am for the 2019 Ricoh Women’s British Open.Established in 1953 to celebrate the Queen’s Coronation, the team event is open to all members of affiliated golf clubs in Great Britain and Ireland who hold a current CONGU handicap of 36 or under.Over 25,000 competitors from 1,200 clubs took part last year with more encouraged to tee it up in 2018 and have the chance to etch their names in the Coronation Foursomes roll of honour.Duncan Weir, Executive Director – Golf Development at The R&A, said: “We are striving to make golf more accessible and appealing for women and girls and know that events like the Coronation Foursomes offer them opportunities to socialise and build new friendships, while experiencing the camaraderie which has made it such a popular occasion over the last 64 years.”Any club affiliated to a home union can run a qualifying round, played over 18 holes of foursomes stableford.The best 100 scores based on nett differential will then qualify for the Area Finals, held at 16 venues around Great Britain and Ireland before the top 16 teams book their trip to St Andrews (including travel and awards dinner) for the showpiece finale.Qualifying rounds for this year’s event can be held up until the 20 June 2018 closing date and entries submitted online via randa.orgPlease visit the Coronation Foursomes webpage to enter or find out more information.Image courtesy The R&A/John Stewartlast_img read more

‘Stone Cold Singh’ – John Cena’s nickname for Ranveer Singh

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTI/WWEAdvertisement 7lm0NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6iiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ec0( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 88Would you ever consider trying this?😱1jrjCan your students do this? 🌚3Roller skating! Powered by Firework The netizens of the country may not have seen the interaction between a WWE superstar and Bollywood icon too often, but in the ongoing lock down amidst the novel Coronavirus pandemic, John Cena and Ranveer Singh has been together for a funny banter, and the Indian actor has earned the nickname of ‘Stone Cold Singh’ from the professional wrestler!Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/WWEIt all started with a social media post Ranveer Singh made a couple of months ago. Donning dreadlocks, a full beard and eye shadow, Singh shared a photo on hos official Instagram, which was similar to his  Alauddin Khilji look from the 2018 movie Padmavaat.“Me coming out of quarantine” Singh added a hilarious caption with the photo. Check it out below-Advertisement In addition to his fanbase, Ranveer’s post also caught the attention of John Cena, who edited the photo a little, adding in the fists and the signature skull ring of his fellow WWE icon Stone Cold Steve Austin from one of his most famous photos.Cena added the text ‘Sone Cold Singh’ in the picture. Check it out below-The 16 times world champions has a huge fan base in India, who were in fits seeing the post. Other than the photo going viral among both the Bollywood and WWE loving netizens, Ranveer Singh himself appeared in the comments.“Hahahahahaha 🔝 😂🙏🏽” the 34 year old actor commented.Image Courtesy: InstagramBelow here is the photo of Steve Austin that was used by Cena to create the funny picture.Image Courtesy: GettyHowever, its not the first time Cena has used Steve Austin for some of the funny memes he has been creating and sharing during the lock down. From ‘Stone Cold Social Distancing’ to ‘Stone Cold Sweethearts’, the WWE champion’s Instagram is filled with such hilarious posts, and some of them even featured other renowned WWE stars like The Rock, Edge and CM Punk. Here are some below- If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Find out the only Indian who makes it into Forbes top 100 highest paid athletes! Advertisementlast_img read more