President-elect Joe Biden condemned President Trump's refusal to concede the election during a press conference on Thursday.
- When you take a step back and you look at the way the president is handling this, his refusal to concede, what do you think is really going on here? In your view, Mr. President-elect, what do you think the president is doing? What are Americans witnessing here?
JOE BIDEN: Let me choose my words here. I think they're witnessing incredible irresponsibility, incredibly damaging messages being sent to the rest of the world about how democracy functions. And I think it is, um, well, I don't know his motive, but I just think it's totally irresponsible.
- Are you concerned he may succeed, that people might question the legitimacy of your administration?
JOE BIDEN: No, I'm not concerned of the vast majority of the American people. They have already-- all the polling data has indicated, although the Republicans who worry about is higher, but over 78% of the American people believe it's-- without question, it's legitimate. And I just think it's-- and I think most of the Republicans I've spoken to, including some of the governors, think this is debilitating. It's not a-- it sends a horrible message about who we are as a country.