The move follows Trump’s assertion in a statement from his campaign – moments after CNN and other networks predicted that Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States – that Biden are “in a hurry to pretend to be a winner” and the race is “far from over.”
“I will not rest until the Americans get the honest votes they deserve and the Democrats demand,” Trump said in the statement, which explained that the campaign’s legal battle would begin. in Monday.
Biden-Harris deputy campaign director Kate Bedingfield said Saturday night that there has been no contact between Biden and Trump, or between any representatives from either campaign, since the race was called. earlier in the day.
7;s Jake Tapper on Sunday’s “State of The Union” that “some Republicans from Hill were in contact,” but said, “I am I don’t believe anyone from the White House can do it. “
Biden was elected president on Saturday after the battlefield Pennsylvania state pushed Democrats past the 270 electoral votes needed to capture the White House.
Trump, who was at his golf course in Sterling, Virginia, on Saturday when the race was called, did not deny the result of the election, at least privately, sources told CNN. But he continued to push his attorneys to pursue legal challenges that could delay the official certification of results.
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, who recently tested positive for coronavirus, discussed next steps with the legal team on Saturday.