The government of Donald Trump is blocking messages that world leaders are sent to the president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden. The CNN television network reported this Wednesday that the State Department refuses to hand over Biden and to his transition team dozens of messages sent by foreign leaders to him.
Trump refuses to acknowledge defeat election and has filed a series of lawsuits to reverse the election results, which have projected Biden as the winner.
State Department officials familiar with this situation told CNN that the messages for Biden began to arrive last weekend, when his victory was confirmed.
The State Department usually arranges communications with presidents-elect, but the Trump administration denied your transition team access to funds, information and contacts necessary to begin that task.
Biden, however, has had conversations with world leaders such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel; the French President, Emmanuel Macron; the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, or his Irish counterpart, Micheál Martin.
The first foreign leader Who spoke with Biden to congratulate him on his victory, last Monday, was the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, while this Wednesday he did it with the Prime Ministers of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, from Australia, Scott Morrison, and with the president of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, as reported by his team.
Waiting for Brazil, Mexico, Russia and China
The number of countries that they haven’t recognized Biden yet It has been shrinking, but it includes the two main powers of Latin America – Mexico and Brazil – as well as Russia and China.
Biden has made all these calls without the help of the State Department, contrary to what is usual in other government transitions in the US.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo surprised on Tuesday by assuring in a press conference, asked about the lack of collaboration with Biden’s team, that in the United States there will be “a smooth transition” towards a second term of Donald Trump.
Pompeo remarked that they continue to “count the votes” and the process is expected to be completed.
The Trump campaign has filed several lawsuits in disputed states over vote counting alleging a alleged electoral fraud widespread, without any evidence That demonstrates.
To win the court election, Trump should turn the scrutiny on Pennsylvania, Georgia and Nevada or Arizona, all of them states in which Biden has already been declared the winner or clearly leads the scrutiny.
Based on the latest counts, Biden has 290 delegates in the electoral college, above the figure of 270 that gives victory, while Trump has 217 and 42 are still to be decided.