it's a lie that Trump met with resistance in his own transition.

Obama instructed aides directly to do everything to assist. Special iPads were prepared with material for each agency & office. Counterpart meetings were offered. Obama spoke to Trump several times himself.
"Our staffs have been getting along very well, and I'm getting along very well with him," Trump said then. "Other than a couple of statements I responded to&we talked about it and smiled about it and nobody is ever going to know b/c we are never going 2b going against each other"
What *is* true is that the Pence and Kushner threw out the materials prepared by Christie over the summer of 2016 because they thought they knew better how to do it. And that many incoming Trump officials didn’t follow up with Obama counterparts offering meetings.
but there was engagement on every level -- whether it was @DenisMcDonough taking this walk around the White House grounds with @jaredkushner as Obama met with Trump, or @AmbassadorRice having a meeting with @genflynn a few weeks later, all the way down through White House staff

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Bauer says of yesterday's Republican briefing led by Giuliani and Sidney Powell: "ludicrous" and "comical":

"it was an embarrassment to everyone concerned, but that's where we are. It's all the president has left at this point."
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“voters chose change, over more of the same,” Biden says. “The people spoke. And they spoke loudly for our ticket.”

Biden points out he and Harris are already at work on the pandemic response.

Notable amid all this: all the reporting is of Trump watching TV, not much else.
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This is both true to form for Biden—and politically strategic.
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1980: 8,423,115
1984: 16,878,120
1988: 7,977,523
1992: 5,805,339
1996: 8,203,716
2000: -543,895
2004: 3,012,166
2008: 9,550,193
2012: 4,982,291
2016: -2,868,686
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"We think that this is already a foregone conclusion."
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