Donald Trump on Monday slammed Governor Mike DeWine after the Ohio Republican said on Sunday that Trump should follow the normal traditions of handing power to president-elect Joe Biden.
Trump has refused to concede the election and the top administrator at the General Services Administration, has refrained from certifying the election outcome, a usually standard move that comes shortly after a presidential election is called.
“It’s clear that, certainly, based on what we know now, that Joe Biden is the president-elect. And that transition, for the country’s sake, it’s important for a normal transition to start through,” DeWine said during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.
He added: “And the president can go on his other track and his legal track. We should respect that, but we also need to begin that process.”
Trump took to Twitter to threaten the governor with a “contested” re-election challenge.
“Who will be running for Governor of the Great State of Ohio? Will be hotly contested!” Trump tweeted.
Who will be running for Governor of the Great State of Ohio? Will be hotly contested!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 16, 2020