Defeated and outgoing American President’s swallow hard and turn to doing what they swore to do when they got the job….
Take care of America….
NOT President Donald Trump….
Trump has been far more vocal on other issues that have captured his focus, ranging from baseless claims of election fraud to a rolling purge of administration officials deemed not sufficiently loyal. In his final weeks in office, Trump is making a series of moves aimed at cementing his legacy and handicapping Biden’s presidency — from abruptly pulling troops from war zones to cracking down on Iran to encouraging the Justice Department to investigate his political enemies.
The result is a situation without precedent in American history: One president ending his term amid crisis is seeking to delegitimize a successor and floating the prospect of mounting a four-year campaign to return to power.
“In ordinary times and in the best of times, transitions are incredibly hard,” said Max Stier, president and chief executive of the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service, adding that the number of challenges facing the country call for a smooth transition that does not resemble the current state of affairs.
“We live in a system where there’s one president” at a time, he said. “President Trump is still president. There are ways in which he’s not making it easier, but he’s making it harder.”
The White House pushed back in a lengthy statement listing what it described as Trump’s “unprecedented accomplishments” and fight against “the Swamp.”
“The American people elected Donald Trump as President for a four-year term, not until November 3, 2020,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said. “President Trump’s first term goes until January 20, 2021 as prescribed by the U.S. Constitution and he has every right to continue to advance policies that fulfill the commitments he made just as every President before him has done.”
Biden’s incoming administration has long described a “perfect storm” of four crises facing the country — the pandemic, economic distress, climate change and racial justice. It suddenly has another to add: a historic cyber intrusion into government networks that likely began months ago and could reverberate for months to come.
Maybe American Presidential transitions should be cut back in amount of time it takes?….