Biden says transition outreach from Trump administration has been 'sincere'
November 25, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.
President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday that communication from the Trump administration to help with his transition has been "sincere" since the General Services Administration ascertained his election win on Monday.
Washington (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday that communication from the Trump administration to help with his transition has been "sincere" since the General Services Administration ascertained his election win on Monday.
Biden's comments come one day after the GSA informed him that the Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition process.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious diseases doctor, said Tuesday he has had preliminary conversations with members of Biden's team and looks forward to more substantive discussions in the future.
Still, the Biden team had not waited for the formal transition process to begin preparing for the presidency, as Biden announced a flurry of Cabinet picks on Monday.
Looking ahead to his administration Tuesday, Biden vowed his term would not be "a third Obama term. "
"We face a totally different world than we faced in the Obama-Biden administration," he said.
Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren about Cabinet positions, Biden said, "We already have significant representation among progressives in our administration, but there's nothing really off the table. "
Biden told NBC that he would consider appointing Republicans who voted for Trump to his Cabinet.
It has to end," Biden said.
Biden said addressing the coronavirus pandemic will be his priority when he takes office, but added that he will also take action on immigration and climate during his first 100 days.
"There's multiple things that are going to be taking place at the same time," Biden said.