Transcript for Biden says Trump’s refusal to work with him shows ‘incredible irresponsibility’
President-Elect Joe Biden warning that American lives are at stake with president trump refusing to allow his adminion to work with Mr. Biden's team on any transition on any plan for vaccine distribution. With Mr. Biden approaching 80 million votes and leading by nearly 6 million votes, he's hitting the same number in the electoral college president trump got four years ago. He was asked about the president's continuing legal battles. Mr. Biden said let me choose my words here. Here's Mary Bruce. Reporter: Tonight, president trump is nowhere to be seen as the country is reeling from a resurgent pandemic. He hasn't held a public event in nearly a week. Instead of focusing on the virus, the president is singularly focused on the election. Refusing to recognize he's lost or coordinate with Biden's team on the transition. In the briefing room today the vice president not taking any questions, reporters asking where is the president. The President-Elect growing concerned for the welfare of the American people. Biden meeting with a group of bipartisan governors. My transition team hasn't been able to get access to infoion we need to be able to deal with everything from testing and guidance, to the all-important issue of vaccines, distributions, and vaccinations. Reporter: We asked him about the consequences. How many lives do you think are atk here if this transition remains stalled? There is no excuse not to share the data and let us begin to plan. Because on day one it's going to take us time if we don't have access to all this data. It's going to put us behind the eight ball by a matter of a month or more, and that's lives. How many would be lost as a consequence of that? I can't tell you. Reporter: Almost all of the president's legal challenges have been dismissed. Hitting dead ends, trump and his campaign are now looking to friendly state lawmakers and election officials to overturn the results in key states. States Biden won by tens of ousands of votes. What do you think the president is doing? What are Americans witnessing Lchoose my words here. I think they're witnessing incredible irresponsibility. Incredibly damaging messages being sent to the rest of the world about how democracy functions. And I think it is -- well, I don't know his motive, but I just think it's totally irresponsible. Reporter: He had strong words for the president's actions. Questioning if they're even legal. He will go down in history as being one of the most irresponsible presidents in American history. It's -- it's just out of the -- not even within the norm at all. There's questions whether it's even legal. Mary Bruce asking the questions late today. Let's get to Mary. There was news today about Michigan where the president lost by about 148,000 votes. We've learned the president has called Republican officials in Wayne county, home to Detroit, we know sometime after that call they tried to rescind their vote to certify the vote. Now there's word the president invited some to the white house. Reporter: This is a last ditch attempt by the president to somehow change the election results. Rudy Giuliani held a lengthy pres conference laden with false statements. T tonight Chris Krebs, he's calling that Giuliani press conference the most dangerous hour and 45 minutes of television in American history. Mary Bruce, thank you.
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