If the Biden-Harris ticket is determined to be the winner, and obviously things look that way now, we'll have a very professional transition from the National Security Council. — Robert O'Brien, Trump's national security advisor and head of the White House's National Security Council
If the Biden-Harris ticket is determined to be the winner, and obviously things look that way now, we'll have a very professional transition from the National Security Council. — Robert O'Brien, Trump's national security advisor and head of the White House's National Security Council
Trump's national security advisor said it 'obviously' looks like Biden won the election, in the most public suggestion of defeat from the White House
  • President Donald Trump's national security advisor, Robert O'Brien, said Monday that Joe Biden appears to have won the US election.
  • "If the Biden-Harris ticket is determined to be the winner, and obviously things look that way now, we'll have a very professional transition," he told the Global Security Forum.
  • Biden was projected to win the 2020 election nearly two weeks ago, though Trump has still refused to concede.
  • Despite his caveats, O'Brien is the most senior Trump official to suggest Biden has won. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence have said that they are preparing for a second term.
  • Biden's team said the Trump administration is denying them access to government departments, meaning they have to find different ways to get up to speed before the January 20 handover.