The media may have announced Joe Biden as president-elect, but that doesn’t mean he can masquerade as president.
If you’re not living in liberal fantasyland, you’d know that Trump hasn’t conceded the race and several sites haven’t even projected a winner yet.
Despite this, the Biden transition team is conducting calls with foreign leaders.
Normally, the State Department organizes communications with the president-elect.
That’s not the case right now since the Trump Administration hasn’t recognized Biden’s win.
And rightfully so until the legal process is completed!
The Hill shared these details:
The Biden transition team instead has conducted calls with foreign leaders without State Department help, but a source familiar with the situation told CNN, “They would prefer to be using the State Department resources.”
Sources told CNN that some foreign leaders determined the State Department will not get them in contact with Biden, prompting them to reach out to former diplomats from the Obama administration for help.
The Biden team is attempting to handle the nonsensitive calls in an unexpected turn of events, including releasing readouts of the calls.
The State Department did not immediately return a request for comment.
A stack of messages from foreign leaders to President-elect Joe Biden are sitting at the State Department but the Trump administration is preventing him from accessing them, according to State Department officials familiar with the messages https://t.co/YYm2RQ0XsT pic.twitter.com/l0TYiaqth4
— OutFrontCNN (@OutFrontCNN) November 12, 2020
Discouraging signs about the Biden team and press access so far: no regular transition briefings, no readouts of calls with foreign leaders (as noted by @AlxThomp in pool report today), no open press access to the candidate and his people. This is a break with tradition.
— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) November 10, 2020
New: A stack of messages from foreign leaders to President-elect Joe Biden are sitting at the State Department but the Trump admin is preventing him from accessing them, sources say. Traditionally State supports all communications for the President-elect. https://t.co/JJHfTuCvlt
— Kylie Atwood (@kylieatwood) November 12, 2020
The reports come after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that “there will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration.”
.@SecPompeo: "There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration."
— CSPAN (@cspan) November 10, 2020
Bottom line, Biden is currently not president-elect.
No matter how much the liberal media tries to convince you of that.