REPORT: Trump OK’d Transition To “Protect His Brand”

NBC News reports:

President Donald Trump met with top advisers Monday who discussed with him the need to allow the transition for President-elect Joe Biden to proceed amid increasing pressure from fellow Republicans and business leaders.

The advisers argued that the combination of snowballing calls from Republicans in Congress to begin the transition, disastrous public appearances by attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell and mounting legal setbacks were creating a public relations problem — and that Trump needed to shift course to “protect his brand,” as one ally put it.

The General Services Administration made the official designation to begin the transition on Monday, providing Biden’s team access to funding and federal agencies.

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