February 11, 2021

Fact check: Presidential Transition Enhancement Act does not allow for former president to maintain control of the military until March

Posts circulating several weeks into the start of President Joe Biden’s administration claim that under the Presidential Transition Enhancement Act of 2019, former President Donald Trump “retains control of the military until 60 days after the inauguration of a new President” and that according to the U.S. Constitution, “the full transition of power does not occur until March.” This claim is false.

As explained by the Center for Presidential Transition, the GSA provides the president-elect’s team with office space and support services for up to 60 days after the inauguration.

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