No matter the Trump team’s adamant refusals to accept the results of the recent presidential election, the world is moving right on without Donald. Now, French President Emmanuel Macron has personally spoken with President-elect Joe Biden to congratulate him for his win. Biden has also personally spoken with world leaders including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and many other leaders have offered public congratulations to Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, indicating just how alone that the Republicans really are in their refusal to accept the election results.
Macron shared a message on Twitter including an image of himself seemingly on the phone with Biden. The French President named “climate, global health, international security – and effective multilateral action” as among the priorities for the France-United States partnership with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in charge. Macron said as follows:
‘I spoke to [Joe Biden] to congratulate him on his election. We’ll have a lot to do together to promote shared priorities – climate, global health, international security – and effective multilateral action.’
I spoke to @JoeBiden to congratulate him on his election. We’ll have a lot to do together to promote shared priorities – climate, global health, international security – and effective multilateral action. pic.twitter.com/h1zStqEf2J
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) November 10, 2020
Donald Trump has stood in direct opposition to Macron. For example, Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, which most of the world signed on to, committing to certain benchmarks for the fight against climate change. On another occasion, Trump wound himself up into a rage on Twitter over Macron, mocking France for their suffering during World Wars I and II, which is just stunningly petty. Trump’s volley of incendiary behavior turned the presidency into a global laughingstock throughout his tenure.
Emmanuel Macron suggests building its own army to protect Europe against the U.S., China and Russia. But it was Germany in World Wars One & Two – How did that work out for France? They were starting to learn German in Paris before the U.S. came along. Pay for NATO or not!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2018
Now, Trump is refusing to accept the results of the election, which he ludicrously claims that he won. He has lauded an array of legal challenges against the election results that his team members have launched, and he has expressed confidence that these challenges will result in the election getting handed to him, but the evidence for his claims just isn’t there and never has been. There was no widespread fraud. There was no conspiracy to fabricate Biden votes in order to keep Trump down. Trump lost — plain and simple.
Biden addressed Trump’s refusal to concede the election during a press conference on Tuesday, and he said that world leaders with whom he had spoken had expressed confidence in the ability of the U.S. system of governance to fend off Trump’s attacks on the election.
‘How can I say this tactfully? It will not help the president’s legacy. I think that … from my discussions with foreign leaders so far, they are hopeful that US democratic institutions are strong and have endured and at the end of the day it’s all going to come to fruition on January 20.’
Watch Biden speak below: