A Thursday report from CNN spotlighted Donald Trump’s state of mind as he continued to suggest voter fraud while foreign leaders congratulated Joe Biden on what appears to be his inevitable victory in the 2020 presidential election.
In the wake of major television networks calling the race for Biden, the report claimed that Trump has been spending a significant amount of time watching coverage of Biden receiving congratulations from world leaders.
“He was thrilled when he saw Secretary of State Mike Pompeo mention a ‘smooth transition to a second Trump administration’ during a news conference on Tuesday, one person who spoke to him said. But he has been dismayed to see foreign leaders, including those he considered friends such as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, move swiftly toward congratulating Biden.”
Per Al Jazeera, leaders of Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Germany quickly congratulated Biden on his victory. As the publication noted, the number of United States allies that have extended their regards to the next U.S. leader exceeds the number of American Republicans that have done the same. In addition, the former vice president’s team said the Democrat spoke with leaders of Japan, Australia, and South Korea on Wednesday morning.
Elsewhere, leaders who had closer relationships with Trump — including those from Russia, North Korea, China, Brazil, and Mexico — have yet to congratulate the Democrat.
Despite Biden’s seeming path to the White House, Trump and his administration have yet to concede the election. As The Inquisitr reported, the White House is reportedly blocking him from accessing messages that foreign leaders have sent him at the State department. The move is a break from American tradition, in which the outgoing administration relays communications to the president-elect. Thus far, Trump has refused to accept Biden’s win and continues to make claims of widespread voter fraud.
According to CNN, sources told the outlet that some foreign leaders are finding alternate ways to get into contact with the president-elect.
“Foreign leaders have begun to figure out that State cannot get them in touch with the President-elect and their teams have reached out to former Obama-era diplomats for their assistance on how to send congratulatory messages to Biden’s team.”
Biden is also allegedly being blocked from obtaining the intelligence briefings that Trump is receiving, which could set him back on the day he takes office. In addition, the White House is reportedly refusing to sign a letter that would allow Biden’s transition team to begin its work.