Uh, oh. The man Donald Trump has protected for five years and runs after like a lovesick puppy just congratulated President-elect Joe Biden. It appears that he will not get to play with the big dictators any longer. We do not know how the Donald will react, but it probably will not be pretty.
President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were formally confirmed via the Electoral College vote on Monday. Donald Trump had nearly 60 lawsuits in state and federal courts, and the Supreme Court refused to hear him — twice. POTUS lost 59 of them and won one on a technicality.
Putin waited until the official vote in the Electoral College gave Biden and Harris 306 votes and the Donald 232. The Russian president said earlier, ABC News reported:
‘We are just waiting for the end of the internal political confrontation.’
Then, Putin sent out this tweet from the Kremlin:
‘Joseph R. Biden @JoeBiden has been declared the winner of the US presidential election. Congratulations from Vladimir Putin:’
In his message to Joe Biden, he wished the newly-elected president “every success.” Although the American intelligence community suspected that Moscow was behind a hack into the US Commerce Department and other agencies days ago, this is how the political game is played at the highest levels. Trump just fell off of that ledge. After all, who wants a 74-year-old loser who throws temper tantrums?
The Russian president expressed confidence that our two nations can work together on the world’s many problems in spite of our differences. Then Putin noted in his Kremlin message:
‘Based upon the principles of equality and mutual respect, would meet the interests of both nations and the entire international community. For my part, I am ready for interaction and contacts with you.’
The Russian president continued:
‘For my part, I am ready for interaction and contacts with you…[Putin] wished the President-elect every success and expressed confidence that Russia and the United States, which bear special responsibility for global security and stability, can, despite their differences, effectively contribute to solving many problems and meeting challenges that the world is facing today.’
The temporary president refused to concede the election even after all this. Early on Tuesday morning Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) acknowledged Biden’s win. It will be interesting to see whether the Senate “Grim Reaper” as he refers to himself will block all of Biden’s attempts to improve America as he did with President Barack Obama.
Several Republican Senators have begun peeling off from the pack and congratulated the former vice president. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) said, according to The Kansas City Star:
‘We’ve now gone through the constitutional process, and the electors have voted, so there’s a president-elect.’
The following was Putin’s message to Biden:
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