Published:Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 08:11
US President-elect Joe Biden has called for an end to the “grim season of division”, as the country faces a long, hard winter with Covid-19.
In a speech for the Thanksgiving holiday, he said Americans were at war with coronavirus, not each other.
He urged people to forgo high-risk holiday traditions, as cases of the virus continue to surge in the US.
Meanwhile President Donald Trump urged supporters to work to overturn the results of the 3 November election.
Speaking via phone from the White House to an event organised by Republican state legislators in Pennsylvania, Mr Trump repeated unsubstantiated claims about widespread electoral fraud.
Mr Biden won the election with a comfortable victory in electoral college votes, and the transition to his presidency is already well under way. Mr Trump’s efforts to challenge the results in key states in courts have so far failed._BBC