In the last question of a short press conference, an unidentified reporter asked Biden “What do you say to the Americans that are anxious over the fact that President Trump has yet to concede and what that might mean for the country?”

“Well, I just think it’s an embarrassment, quite frankly,” Biden smiled in reply. “The only thing that — How can I say this tactfully? — I think it will not help the president’s legacy.”

He continued to reference recent discussions he’s had with foreign leaders thus far — leaders whom he described as “hopeful that the United States democratic institutions are viewed once again as being strong and enduring.”

“But I think at the end of the day, it’s all going to come to fruition on January 20th. And between now and then, my hope and expectation is that the American people do know and do understand that there has been a transition,” Biden added. “Even among Republicans who are people who voted for the president.”