France’s Le Drian says he shares Biden’s view of Trump’s challenge as irresponsible

French European and Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian gives a press conference following a meeting with Swiss Foreign Minister in Kehrsatz near Bern, on November 16, 2020. (AFP)

France’s foreign minister said on Sunday he shares US President-elect Joe Biden’s view that President Donald Trump’s challenge to the Nov. 3 presidential election result is irresponsible.

Biden on Thursday called Trump’s efforts to reverse the result “totally irresponsible”.

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“We are attuned to what Joe Biden said of Donald Trump showing ‘incredible irresponsibility’. I share Joe Biden’s view,” Jean-Yves Le Drian told LCI television.

“I never spoke in that manner but we are coming to such a point! I think Joe Biden’s comment reflects reality and I say it very clearly.”

France, like many countries around the world, swiftly congratulated Biden on Nov. 7 after he secured the votes needed to win the election.

Trump has not conceded and is persisting with long-shot attempts to overturn the result. Because of this, Biden is not receiving the classified intelligence due a president-elect, and his transition team has not received the funding, office space and briefings from current government officials normally afforded to an incoming administration.

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