” Please. I beg you. Wear a mask. For you, for your neighbor. A mask is not political opinion, but it is a good way to start bringing the country together. For his first day on the job as president-elect on Monday, Joe Biden, who has yet to receive a congratulatory phone call from Donald Trump, sought to distance himself from the outgoing president. “We will follow the science,” he declared solemnly. And while the billionaire tweeted “Great news! “At the announcement of the advance of the vaccine from the Pfizer laboratory, the Democrat stressed that it was necessary to remain cautious since” the end of the battle against Covid-19 will not take place for months “. Two presidencies, two diametrically opposed styles …
Joe Biden has set up a team of experts in charge of the dossier, his number one priority. This bipartisan group of 13 members will be co-led in particular by Dr. Vivek Murthy, Minister of Health in the Obama administration. It will also include Rick Bright, a former scientist in the Trump administration who raised the alarm on the management of the health crisis after being sacked.
VIDEO. November 7, 2020, the day Joe Biden became President of the United States
Biden is also considering his future government. Many names are starting to circulate, but they won’t be announced until Thanksgiving, at the end of November. After being elected thanks to a broad coalition ranging from the left of the Democratic Party to moderate Republicans, the puzzle for the president-elect is to put together a team that satisfies his camp while having a chance of being confirmed in the Senate. However, the majority in the Upper House (dominated for the moment by the Republicans) is still uncertain: a second round must take place in early January in two key races in Georgia, a state which will receive immense attention in the coming weeks. .
Trump soon in a meeting?
In the meantime, Joe Biden is considering the name of his future chief of staff, who will rule the White House. According to the American press, his choice should fall on Ron Klain, who was his right hand in the vice-presidency and coached him before the debate against Trump. The septuagenarian is also reflecting on the first decrees he will sign when he arrives at the White House at the end of January. Objectives: join the Paris climate agreements, get closer to the World Health Organization, remove the ban on entry into the territory imposed on nationals of Muslim countries and reinstall the program allowing “Dreamers”, children arrived illegally in the United States, to remain in the country. In short, unravel Trump’s record.
The latter, he still does not admit defeat. Even though his agenda has been totally empty for the sixth day in a row, he continues to storm. In the evening, he sacked his Minister of Defense, Mark Esper. The crisis had been brewing for months with the Pentagon chief who publicly expressed his opposition to sending troops to subdue protesters during the race riots.
Some, in his close circle, try to make him listen to reason. Others continue to encourage him to take legal action to challenge the results of the presidential election, notably in Pennsylvania. The outgoing president would also think about holding meetings in key states where he believes that the victory has been stolen from him. The Republican does not intend to make it easier for his future successor either. His administration has still not signed the letter supposed to authorize and give the necessary means for the transition team to start its work.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr