Just a few minutes ago, GSA Administrator Emily Murphy formally signed off on the transition to President-elect Joe Biden. That means it’s over for Donald Trump, whether he’s willing to accept it or not. Now Trump is reacting to the news in a fairly strange tweet:
“I want to thank Emily Murphy at GSA for her steadfast dedication and loyalty to our Country. She has been harassed, threatened, and abused – and I do not want to see this happen to her, her family, or employees of GSA. Our case STRONGLY continues, we will keep up the good fight, and I believe we will prevail! Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.”
We take this as a sign that Donald Trump realizes he can’t stop the transition now that it’s underway, and so now he’s going along with supporting it, while still trying to spin a fantasy notion that he’s somehow magically going to win. This allows him to continue fundraising from his most gullible supporters, even while sorta kinda conceding to everyone else. No matter; the transition to Biden is underway.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report