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

Fox News anchor Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceMulvaney: Earlier Trump controversies were 'policy differences' or 'stylistic,' but 'Wednesday was existential' Clyburn: House has responsibility to impeach Trump over Georgia call Fox's Chris Wallace: Pence 'chose the Constitution' over helping Trump MORE interrupted Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Sunday after Azar referred to Joe BidenJoe BidenAzar in departure letter says Capitol riot threatens to 'tarnish' administration's accomplishments House Democrats introduce measures to oppose Trump's bomb sale to Saudis On The Money: Retail sales drop in latest sign of weakening economy | Fast-food workers strike for minimum wage | US officials raise concerns over Mexico's handling of energy permits MORE as "vice president" rather than "president-elect." 

"We welcome Vice President Biden 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 TrumpCIA chief threatened to resign over push to install Trump loyalist as deputy: report Azar in departure letter says Capitol riot threatens to 'tarnish' administration's accomplishments Justice Dept. argues Trump should get immunity from rape accuser's lawsuit 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.