Donald Trump appears to have given in to Joe Biden’s victory as he has been declared the winner of the US election.
The US federal agency, the General Services Administration, has determined that Joe Biden is the “apparent winner” of the November 3 election.
This paves the way for the start of the transition from the Donald Trump administration.
Trump, who had refused to give in to the election, said Monday he ordered his team to cooperate with the transition but vowed to continue the fight.
But his latest tweet seems to reveal that he is giving in to Biden’s victory, paving the way for a new government in the new year.
A federal official said Emily Murphy of the General Services Administration (GSA) made the decision after Trump’s attempts to undermine the vote failed in all states of the battlefield, most recently in Michigan, which won Mr. Biden confirmed.
In his latest tweet, the outgoing president said, “Do what needs to be done regarding the initial protocols and have told my team to do the same,” speaking of the General Services Administration.
The move paves the way for Biden assistants to begin coordinating with federal agencies on plans for the January 20 takeover.
“Please know that I made my decision independently, based on the law and available facts,” Ms. Murphy wrote in a letter to Mr. Biden.
“I was never directly or indirectly pressured by any executive officer – including those working at the White House or GSA – as to the content or timing of my decision.”