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Meadows Encouraged Trump to Start Presidential Transition

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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows talks to reporters at the White House on October 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 24 November 2020 12:41 PM

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows played a role in convincing President Donald Trump to start the presidential transition process, Fox News reports.

Two sources familiar with internal discussions told Fox News that Meadows pushed the president to begin the transition.

U.S. General Services Administration chief Emily Murphy told Joe Biden she was able to begin the transition late Monday. Trump praised Murphy for her work, but vowed to keep fighting the election results on Twitter.

“I want to thank Emily Murphy at GSA for her steadfast dedication and loyalty to our Country,” Trump tweeted. “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,” Trump added.

Sources told Fox News the West Wing was nearly empty on Tuesday. Lower-level White House employees told the network they are “stressed” and are starting to look for new jobs even as Trump’s legal battle continues. They called the president’s tweet about the transition “an acknowledgment of sorts.”

On Tuesday, he reiterated that he isn’t conceding on Twitter.

“Remember, the GSA has been terrific, and Emily Murphy has done a great job, but the GSA does not determine who the next President of the United States will be,” he wrote.

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