President-elect Joe Biden on Monday warned that the biggest threat to the country and to his transition posed by President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the 2020 race is that “more people may die.”
Biden made the stark warning during remarks about the economy from Wilmington, Delaware, during which he was asked by NBC News’s Geoff Bennett about the dangers created by Trump’s delay in the transfer of power to Biden.
“More people may die, if we don’t coordinate,” Biden replied.
Biden added that getting a Covid-19 vaccine to over 300 million Americans is a “huge, huge, huge undertaking” that would be further complicated by a delay by the White House to initiate the presidential transition.
“If we have to wait until Jan. 20 to start that planning, it puts us behind over a month, month and a half. And so it’s important that it be done, that there be coordination now. Now or as rapidly as we can get that done,” Biden said.