US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris called on Americans to make donations to finance the transfer of power from the administration of President Donald Trump to the administration of the president-elect, in light of Trump’s refusal to cooperate with Biden’s team, as Biden discussed yesterday with the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the leader of the Democratic minority in the House The sheikhs are the subject of passing a new stimulus package to face the repercussions of the Corona pandemic.
Biden said in a tweet posted on his account that Trump is rejecting the waiver and delaying the transfer, calling on Americans to make donations to the transition fund.
For her part, Harris said in a tweet on her Twitter account that Trump’s refusal to acknowledge the loss “means that we need to finance the move ourselves.”
Al-Jazeera correspondent in Delaware, Fadi Mansour, said that Trump’s refusal to acknowledge his defeat, and the Public Services Agency’s refusal to confirm Biden’s victory prompted the President-elect to resort to a request for donations to finance the transitional period, in the absence of funding from the federal government.
On the other hand, US President-elect Joe Biden announced the appointment of 4 people to occupy prominent positions in his administration, as Cathy Russell will assume the position of Director of the White House Office of Presidential Affairs, after she worked for 8 years in the White House and the State Department during the administration of former President Barack Obama.
Biden also appointed Louisa Terrell as Director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs, who had held the position of Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs during the Obama administration.
And US President-elect Mala Adiga has chosen to take over as director of policy for First Lady Jill Biden.
Carlos Elizondo will assume the position of Secretary of Social Affairs for the White House, having served as Special Assistant to the President and Secretary of Social Affairs for Biden and his wife during the Obama administration.
Biden is preparing to take office on January 20 in the absence of any smooth transition between him and the current President Trump, as the latter refuses to acknowledge his defeat in the elections and is looking for a way to nullify or reverse the election results in a number of states, alleging widespread fraud.
On Friday, Biden discussed with the leader of the Democratic minority in the Senate Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a new package to stimulate the US economy badly affected by the Corona virus pandemic.
A joint statement by Biden, Schumer and Pelosi said that they agreed on the need for Congress to pass an economic stimulus package worth nearly $ 1.4 trillion, intended to support families and small businesses, help US state governments to support the health sector, and expand unemployment compensation.
Biden had said on Thursday that he had chosen a personality to take over the Treasury (finance), adding that the entire spectrum of the Democratic Party would accept the candidate for this position. The president-elect said, “We have made the decision and will inform you of it before or after Thanksgiving Day,” which the Americans celebrate on November 26.
Sources close to the Democratic president-elect said that his choice may have fallen on Lyle Brainard, 58, who is the only Democratic member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Federal Reserve (the US Central Bank).
If the position falls to her, Brainard will be the first US Treasury secretary in more than two centuries.