“If the Biden-Harris ticket is determined to be the winner, and obviously things look like that now, we’ll have a very professional transition,” Robert O’Brien said.
Robert O’Brien, U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, said on Monday he will ensure a professional transition to the team led by Democrat Joe Biden if Biden is deemed the winner of the 2020 presidential election and “obviously things look like that now.”
However, President Donald Trump has insisted that the Nov. 3 election was “rigged” and that he will be declared the winner after a series of legal challenges in several states.
O’Brien, speaking to the Global Security Forum, said that while he hoped Trump would turn out to have won a second four-year term, he would work with a new administration headed by Biden and his vice presidential running mate, Kamala Harris.
O’Brien said: “If there is a new administration, look, they deserve some time to come in and implement their policies.”
“If the Biden-Harris ticket is determined to be the winner, and obviously things look like that now, we’ll have a very professional transition from the National Security Council, there’s no question about it,” O’Brien added.
Though Trump has raised the issue of “voters fraud” but so far failed to produce evidence that could overturn Biden’s 306-232 victory over Trump in the state-by-state Electoral College vote.
O’Brien said it appeared Biden was prepared to bring in a professional national security team.
The national security adviser said: “The great thing is this is the United States of America. We passed the baton and have had peaceful, successful transitions even in the most contentious periods.”