‘Totally irresponsible’: Biden reacts to Trump refusal to concede defeat

‘Totally irresponsible’: Biden reacts to Trump refusal to concede defeat
Washington: United States (US) President-elect Joe Biden has warned that more people may die if Donald Trump continues to impede transition of power owing to his refusal to concede defeat.

Referring to the situation of coronavirus, Biden said that his administration needs to take immediate action to tackle the pandemic.

He called Republican’s refusal to acknowledge defeat as "totally irresponsible".

"Does anyone understand this? It's about saving lives, for real, this is not hyperbole. More people may die if we don't co-ordinate," he added.

Despite pressures from all sides to admit defeat in elections, Trump tweeted on Monday: "I won the Election!"

Democrat candidate Joe Biden has been elected as the 46th president of the US by beating Republican’s Donald Trump after a long and anxious wait for results.

In the historic election, Biden has become the oldest president-elect while Kamala Harris will be America’s first woman and first black to assume the vice presidency. They will take oath in January 2021.

US reported 796 new coronavirus deaths and 166,581 new cases in one day. Over the past week, there has been an average of 155,442 cases per day, an increase of 82 percent from the average two weeks earlier.