US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser Robert O’Brien said Monday he will ensure a professional transition to the team led by Democrat Joe Biden if Biden is the 2020 presidential election winner and “obviously sees it that way now out. “”
Republican Trump has insisted that the November 3rd elections were “rigged” and that he be declared the winner after a series of legal challenges in multiple states.
Speaking to the Global Security Forum, O’Brien said that while he hoped Trump would win a second four-year term, he would be working with a new administration led by Biden and his Vice President Kamala Harris.
“When there is a new administration, they deserve some time to implement their policies,” said O’Brien. “If the Biden Harris ticket is determined to be the winner, and it obviously looks like it now, we will have a very professional transition from the National Security Council, no question about it.”
Trump has not yet presented any evidence that could undo Biden’s 306-232 victory over Trump in the state-to-state vote of the electoral college. States face a December 8 “safe haven” deadline to confirm their elections and elect voters who will officially elect the new president on December 14.
O’Brien said Biden was apparently ready to bring in a professional national security team.
“The great thing is that this is the United States of America,” said the national security advisor. “We passed the baton and had peaceful, successful transitions even in the most controversial times.”