US SECRETARY of State Mike Pompeo told reporters that there will be a smooth transition of power within the White House in January, but not from Donald Trump to Joe Biden.
Mr Pompeo said with a grin that the smooth transition would be made between Trump's current administration and his second term administration, ignoring the results of last week's election.
President Trump has refused to concede the election, citing voter fraud and election rigging and claims he'll take the fight to the Supreme Court, despite the election being called in favour of Biden on Saturday.
Pompeo chose to ignore the election results during a press briefing on Tuesday and dismissed the idea that the US had lost credibility due to Trump's insistence that he has been cheated out of office.
"There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration," Pompeo said with a smile.
"We're ready, the world is watching what's taking place here. We're going to count all the votes."
He did however later admit that the State Department was prepared for any eventuality and would in fact be "successful with the president who's in office on January 20," no matter who it might be.