Former President George W. Bush congratulated Democrat Joe Biden on Sunday for his victory in the elections, thanked the patriotic message the President-elect delivered on Saturday and called the Democrat a “good man who won the opportunity to lead and unify the country. ”, In a message that devalued Donald Trump’s attempt to combat the outcome in the courts, saying that the election was“ fair ”and the result“ clear ”.
Bush, who was the last Republican to hold the post before Donald Trump, with two terms in the White House between 2000 and 2008, said in a statement that he spoke with the President-elect of the United States, Joe Biden and also called Kamala Harris, to transmit “your historic election for the vice presidency”.
“Although we have political differences, I know that Joe Biden is a good man, who has gained the opportunity to lead and unify our country. The president-elect reiterated that, although he runs as a democrat, he will rule for all Americans ”, he stressed.
Joe Biden, who was vice president in the Barack Obama administration between 2008 and 2016, this Saturday surpassed the 270 votes at the electoral college by winning in the state of Pennsylvania, thus ensuring victory over incumbent Donald Trump. In the meantime having also secured victory in the state of Nevada, Biden has 279 votes in polling stations, with the count still in progress in Arizona, Georgia and North Carolina.
Donald Trump has accused Democrats of committing “a major fraud”, saying that one should stop counting the votes that came late, admitting to going to the Supreme Court. The Republican’s legal team has called for action in several key states to lock the vote count, but with little success.
After the victory in Pennsylvania, Biden said in a speech that he wants to make America respected around the world again, noting that Democrats won with the most votes ever achieved by a candidate.
George W. Bush also congratulated Trump and his supporters for an arduous campaign. “He won the votes of more than 70 million Americans – an extraordinary political achievement.”
“The fact that so many of our fellow citizens participated in these elections is a positive sign of the health of our democracy and a reminder to the world of that strength. No matter how you voted, your vote counted, ”he said.
“President Trump has the right to request recounts and seek legal remedies, and any unresolved issues will be properly judged. The American people can be confident that this election was fundamentally fair, that their integrity will be maintained and that their outcome is clear, ”he said.