Daily US Times: President-elect Joe Biden has said Donald Trump’s refusal to concede defeat in last week’s election is “an embarrassment.”
But the Democrat – who has been making contact with foreign leaders – insisted nothing would stop the transfer of power.
Meanwhile, the President tweeted he would ultimately win the race that all major TV networks have forecast he lost.
US media projected the election victor in every four years.
None of the state-by-state results have yet been certified, several vote counts are continuing, and the outcome will only be set in stone once the US Electoral College meets on 14 December in Washington.
During a press conference on Tuesday, the president-elect was asked by a reporter what he thought of President Trump’s refusal to acknowledge defeat.
“I just think it’s an embarrassment, quite frankly,” he said in his hometown Wilmington, Delaware.
He continued: “The only thing that, how can I say this tactfully, I think it will not help the president’s legacy.”
“At the end of the day, you know, it’s all going to come to fruition on January 20,” he added, referring to the day he is going to take office.
Mr Biden has been having phone calls with foreign leaders as he prepares to assume office.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin were among those he spoke to on Tuesday.
“I’m letting them know that America is back. We’re going to be back in the game,” Mr Biden said referring to those calls.