The media has declared Joe Biden “president-elect.”
Biden is running with it despite his own promise on September 29 to not declare victory until the election was “independently certified.” Apparently his word doesn’t mean much to him.
Toward that end, he’s tried to help that illusion along with physical background pieces behind him in each interview declaring the “Office of the President-Elect” despite the fact that he isn’t the President-Elect yet and despite the fact there is no such “office.”
But now Biden, who faced corruption questions during the campaign, is now trying to make money and grift off Trump’s refusal to accept the media declaration that he, Biden, won.
Check this out.
Here's the deal: Because President Trump refuses to concede and is delaying the transition, we have to fund it ourselves and need your help.
If you're able, chip in to help fund the Biden-Harris transition. https://t.co/apJMrdpoSS
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 20, 2020
Here’s the deal: Because President Trump refuses to concede and is delaying the transition, we have to fund it ourselves and need your help.
If you’re able, chip in to help fund the Biden-Harris transition.
Is he kidding?
First, he hasn’t been declared the president-elect officially. So Emily Murphy, the person in charge of the transition over at the GSA, is acting properly in not declaring him so when the question is still being contested. Al Gore contested into December, 37 days, and no one in the media had any issue with it.
By the way, as the Democratic candidate, he was already given an office in Washington before the election to work on the question of a transition, should he win. Mitt Romney was the first person to benefit from the Pre-Election Presidential Transition Act of 2010 that provided for such things, so presumably Biden did as well. While the GSA hasn’t recognized him as President-Elect presumably he’s still able to use that office to interview people in if he has to interview anyone. Once declared president-elect, the GSA would cut money for salaries for staff and such. So apparently he’s trying to move straight to that stage and have them fund his staff despite the fact the election is being contested.
But the responses to his request were actually pretty funny, especially those from the left. They were not at all happy with Joe. They were disturbed that Biden, who hasn’t done anything in 47 years in D.C., dared to ask them for money and was not pushing the GSA himself, that he was asking people for money in the middle of a pandemic while people were out of work, rather than litigating the question to force the GSA to comply. Although obviously, there’s no requirement that the GSA recognize Biden when he hasn’t been certified or voted in by the Electoral College so if he did try to litigate it, he would lose.
No. You are enabling them. GSA must be forced to release the money.
— EMR (@Mehitabel1234) November 21, 2020
why dont you ask one of your 44 billionaires instead of people facing food insecurity and eviction in a pandemic you ghoul
— big mikey milkers (@mrmikeyreid) November 20, 2020
If I may, this is NOT how you start an administration.
How are you going to negotiate with Putin if you can't get Emily from accounting to agree to do her job?
Love you guys, but DO SOMETHING.
— Kevin Ernste (@kevinernste) November 20, 2020
This is what you bought, Biden voters.
lol the comments on this piece of crap post
— Adam Crigler (@AdamCrigler) November 20, 2020
Has Joe contacted his buddies in China?
— mallen2010 (@mallen2010) November 21, 2020
Dear Kamala – I will not release a check until the election is certified. That can't be done until contested states are settled. Therefore, you are not "elect" anything and you will get NO MONEY! Love Emily. pic.twitter.com/uJ3jluxcpO
— TradWife (@wife_trad) November 21, 2020