The President-elect is true in believing that Trump’s efforts to overturn the individuals’s will within the election will fail. Ultimately, the courts will flip away the crumbling case that Trump’s legal professionals are attempting to construct to stop Biden from assuming his rightful place.
However Biden is inaccurate if he thinks Trump’s authorized assault on his election and on American democracy is the principal drawback the outgoing President poses.
It’s the second observe — the Trumpian disinformation marketing campaign — the place Trump is succeeding. And that is arguably extra vital than his authorized and political challenges to the vote.
Keep in mind, Trump received greater than 70 million votes. Polls present a majority of his supporters imagine the wild fabrications of enormous scale fraud concocted within the creativeness of the Trump camp.
That Trumpian echo chamber is the place tens of thousands and thousands of People reside, and they’ll greet the Biden presidency as illegitimate. That message, by the way, is being heard all over the world, the place not everyone seems to be satisfied that Trump is mendacity.
Permitting the lies to face unchallenged, or failing to problem them extra forcefully, will hurt the incoming presidency’s potential to perform successfully at dwelling and overseas.
Thankfully, there may be a lot Biden can do, if he chooses to. Thus far, he has not.
However he ought to do extra. Immediately, Biden holds the second greatest megaphone within the nation (Trump, as President, nonetheless instructions probably the most highly effective one, and he is aware of effectively the ability of fixed repetition of lies).
Biden ought to use his megaphone — to not assault Trump however to counter his message. The world listens to Biden’s phrases. His statements make headlines.
Biden does not need to enter the authorized fray, however he ought to draw consideration to what judges are saying about Trump’s claims. He can level to inconsistencies within the absurd notions being spun by Trump’s crew.
Biden, together with his calm demeanor, ought to reassure the American public that the election was clear, highlighting key information that most individuals will not be conscious of, which present Trump is just mendacity when he says, over and over, that he received.
The President-elect is making a mistake by letting Trump use his disinformation weapons to advance this propaganda conflict. Trump is hurting America and its democracy — and he’s undercutting the Biden presidency. Daily he is allowed to get away with it he makes it harder for Biden to mount a profitable presidency, one that may pull the nation out of its present crises and begin to heal the nation’s self-destructive divisions.