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Wallace interrupts Azar over Biden's title: 'He's the president-elect'

Fox News anchor Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceSunday shows - White House COVID-19 response coordinator says US is 'turning the corner' House Republican: Cheney has 'failed' GOP conference Facebook oversight board member on Capitol rioters: Trump was 'egging them on' MORE interrupted Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Sunday after Azar referred to Joe Biden as "vice president" rather than "president-elect." 

"We welcome Vice President BidenJoe BidenWarren calls for US to support ceasefire between Israel and Hamas UN secretary general 'deeply disturbed' by Israeli strike on high rise that housed media outlets Nation's largest nurses union condemns new CDC guidance on masks MORE to the club," Azar said on "Fox News Sunday." "Since the middle of April ... the president's guidelines have called for —" 

Before Azar could finish, Wallace interjected, "He's the president-elect, sir. He's the president-elect." 

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Azar did not respond to Wallace, pressing ahead and saying President TrumpDonald TrumpSunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans Navajo Nation president on Arizona's new voting restrictions: An 'assault' on our rights The Memo: Lawmakers on edge after Greene's spat with Ocasio-Cortez MORE has "called masks patriotic."

 

Trump has refused to concede the 2020 presidential election to Biden, and during a Saturday evening rally in Georgia continued to argue he won the state and the election despite his loss. 

Trump's efforts have put extraordinary pressure on administration officials and Republicans to toe the line, even as outside observers in the media argue it is threatening to damage democracy.  

Trump has attacked Fox News and Wallace specifically in recent months, accusing the network of bias against him and declaring during a presidential debate moderated by Wallace that he was debating the moderator and Biden at the same time. 

Biden has called Trump's refusal to concede an "embarrassment" for the nation but predicted Republicans will eventually acknowledge his victory and work with him.