U.S. President Donald Trump suggested Monday he has authorized his government to begin the transition to President-elect Joe Biden after so far refusing to concede defeat in the Nov. 3 election.
Trump tweeted that he has recommended the administrator of the General Services Administration, who plays a key role in starting the transition process, to "do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols."
But Trump indicated that he will continue his fight to overturn the presidential election results, which he has claimed to have been rigged, saying in a pair of tweets, "Our case STRONGLY continues, we will keep up the good...fight, and I believe we will prevail!"
...fight, and I believe we will prevail! Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2020