The risks of delayed transition of presidential power for America

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz, who has covered foreign affairs for many years, speaks on how vulnerable the United States is with a delay in transition and if Biden will be able to unify a divided country.
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Let's bring in Martha Raddatz who will be hosting "This week." Martha, good morning. When we look at these protests and when we consider Joe Biden's pledge, and I'm using his words here, to restore the soul of America, how optimistic can we be that Biden can bring back unity in such a divided country? It's not going to be easy, Dan, not only those protests yesterday and those thousands of trump pporters saying it's not over yet, I spoke to many trump supporters in Ohio this week who basically do not believe this election was fair. They think it was rigged. The message from president trump is clearly resonating with many, many, many of his supporters. I think it's going to be very tough. On the other hand, I have talked to trump supporters, ardent trump supporters, who believe the president should just move on. There are deep divisions in this country. You can see it everywhere you go. The divisions include mask wearing. When I walk up to some of those voters and I have a mask on, they immediately think I'm on the other side. It is everywhere you go, Dan, and Joe Biden is going to have a very tough time, although many do say the language he has used is healing and they hope for a better future. Speaking of moving on, as Rachel just reported, the head of operation warp speed, which is in charge of getting a vaccine to all of us, is asking for access for team Biden. In order to ensure a smooth transition. Do you think team trump will allow this to begin in some form or fashion? I certainly hope so. Joe Biden will say it's not that important to get that intelligence briefing, but it really is. When you look back at elections past and you look at gore and bush, he didn't get those transition briefings. He only had 37 days left, bush. That made a difference. Even the 9/11 reports say that made a difference getting people in place. Joe Biden has been in the white house before. He will have experienced people in there, but the world has changed nce Joe Biden was there. He needs those briefings. He needs to keep up to date, especially on what's going on in the world. Martha Raddatz, thank you very much. Great to have your analysis on a Sunday morning. I want to remind everybody to tune into "This week." Martha will go one on one with former trump national secuty adviser John Bolton. It's an exclusive interview. Plus, she will speak exclusively with Jon ossoff to discuss his run-off election. One of two key races that will de control of the U.S. Senate. That's all coming up on "This whit?

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