Trump team making false argument about his 2016 transition

Posted at 4:13 PM, Nov 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-22 18:13:04-05

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump and his allies are harking back to his presidential transition four years ago to make a false argument that his own presidency was denied a fair chance by Barack Obama's team for a clean launch.

That claim comes as the Trump administration has yet to formally acknowledge Joe Biden’s election victory, slowing Biden's transition at a time when the nation is facing economic and health crises.

The comparisons between the Obama to Trump transition and the Trump to Biden transition are part of a broader attempt by Trump and his team to undermine the legitimacy of Biden’s election and his right to an orderly transition.