Donald Trump refuses to accept Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election

Donald Trump refuses to accept Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election, but his former chief economic adviser has praised the Biden-Harris campaign.

Gary Cohn, who was Trump’s chief economic adviser from 2017 to 2018, tweeted on Sunday: “Congrats to President-elect @joebiden and Vice President-elect @kamalaharris. I wish them great success in leading our country. With over 145M votes cast, both campaigns should be applauded for getting an unprecedented number of citizens engaged in the democratic process.”

The first world leader to break the silence, however, was Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, who made no mention of Mr Trump, with whom he had an often-troubled relationship.

Instead the Canadian leader said he would work with the United States to “advance peace and inclusion, economic prosperity, and climate action around the world” and congratulated both Mr Biden and  Kamala Harris, his running mate, who will become the first woman, the first Black American and the first American of Asian descent to serve as vice president, the country’s No. 2 office.

They drowned on October 28 at a Turks and Caicos Islands resort near Como Parrot Cay.

Witnesses pulled Mohammad and his wife from the water and performed CPR on them, but were unable to save the couple who died at the scene.

“Let’s give each other a chance,” he said. “It’s time to put away the harsh rhetoric and lower the temperature. This is the time to heal in America.”

Biden was introduced by his vice-president-elect, Kamala Harris, who strolled out to the sounds of Mary J Blige in a white trouser suit and made history as the first black woman to win the vice-presidency.

‘If she or her parents have been aware of this possible side-effect they may have been able to intervene earlier to avoid her death,’ Mr Osborne added. 

In a statement, her parents Neil and Alison Cutland said it was ‘tragic’ that Alana’s death was ‘essentially caused by the side effects of doxycycline’.