US election: what happens now Donald Trump has conceded defeat?

President tells federal agency to ‘do what needs to be done’ to hand power to Joe Biden

Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to supporters after golfing at Trump National Golf Club
Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to supporters after golfing at Trump National Golf Club
(Image credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Donald Trump has come as close as he may get to formally conceding defeat in the US election, telling the federal agency tasked with overseeing the transition of power to begin preparing Joe Biden for office.

Despite vowing to continue contesting the election, Trump said yesterday that the General Services Administration (GSA) should “do what needs to be done” to aid the president-elect. The GSA subsequently declared Biden the “apparent winner” of the contest for the White House.

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