More than a quarter of a million people in the United States have died from coronavirus, but that isn’t the number that Donald Trump is concerned with today. Instead, his Twitter feed is full of the number of votes he received (or didn’t receive) during an election that was now 16 days ago.

Once again today, Trump has no public events scheduled. And the president isn’t just staying silent on coronavirus, he’s also trying to block the president-elect from information that could help save lives. During a forum with health care workers on Wednesday Biden said, “One of the problems that we’re having now is the failure of the administration to recognize — the law says that the General Services Administration has a person who recognizes who the winner is. Which, unless it’s made available soon, we’re gonna be behind by weeks or months being able to put together the whole initiative.”

MSNBC’s Steve Benen reminds us “at one point, the president boasted that if the number of U.S. fatalities could be lower than 200,000, it would be proof that the White House did “a very good job.”

Two months ago, on Sept. 16, Trump told reporters that if the U.S. death toll remained below 240,000, that would also be proof that the administration did what he called “the good job.”

As the number of domestic fatalities crosses the 250,000 threshold, it seems inevitable that the outgoing president will both move the goalposts again and eagerly boast about how pleased he is with his performance.

Watch more from MSNBC above.