Joe Biden announces more White House roles as President Trump's court losses increase

Posted at 5:42 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 20:42:48-05

We are starting to get a clearer picture of what President-elect Joe Biden's White House will look like. He announced key staff positions including an all-female communications team over the weekend. Monday he named the leaders of his economic team. ABC's Andrew Dymburt reports from Washington, DC.

President-elect Joe Biden is building his White House. Already nominating the first woman -- Avril Haines -- to lead the nation's intelligence community and, if confirmed, his pick for treasury secretary -- Janet Yellen -- would be the first woman to head the department in its over 230-year history.

The president-elect's senior communications staff, also an all-woman lineup with former Obama administration official Jen Psaki set to take over as press secretary.

And as Biden steps closer to the Oval Office a minor misstep has him in a walking boot for a few weeks after he slipped while playing with his dog.

President Donald Trump tweeting a get-well wish but messages of positivity for his eventual successor stop there. Trump continues to unleash a torrent of false claims that the election was still stolen from him.

For Trump, the losses are mounting. From courthouses to state houses, lawmakers and judges from both parties have rejected almost all of Trump's erroneous claims.

The partial recount in Wisconsin not faring any better for Trump's whimsical hopes of overturning the will of the voters. Biden actually gained votes in the process paid for by the Trump campaign.

Now Trump's former head of cybersecurity, who he fired, joins the chorus of criticism on the president's refusal to accept the reality that he lost, fair and square, and concede the election.

The Trump campaign, lost another court challenge this time on mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania. That's more than 30 losses to date.

So while Trump is desperately pleading in public for a judge or legislature to hand him a second term the decision voters delivered early this month for Joe Biden to be the next president is still on track to be confirmed by the electoral college next month.