On Thursday, November 26, Donald Trump continued to talk about the 2020 presidential election results. It’s his only pressing concern. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to roar on, Trump claims there’s been election fraud. He also fills his time playing golf.
In his latest press conference, Trump admitted that he will peacefully transfer power to President-elect Joe Biden. But he lashed out at the reporter before sharing this revelation. Of course, Trump will only peacefully concede under one condition. The 45th President has not yet admitted defeat following the November 3rd election, which reached an end on November 7 but is still ongoing.
Donald Trump reveals if he will concede
On Thanksgiving Day, President Donald Trump took questions from reporters at the White House. It’s the first time he’s accepted questions from journalists since the November 3rd election. Last week, Trump held a bizarre one-minute conference. During that time, he took credit for the Dow Jones breaking 30,000 points for the first time.
It’s also the first time he’s spoken to the media about the election. During a heated exchange with Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason, Trump appeared angry. He called him a “lightweight” after the reporter repeatedly asked him if he would concede the election to Biden.
“I’m the President of the United States. Don’t ever talk to the president that way,” Trump scolded the journalist.
Then Trump revealed that it is a “very hard thing to concede” the election, although many presidents before him have gracefully done so.
“It’s going to be a very hard thing to concede because we know there was massive fraud,” the 45th President said.
Reporters continued to ask Trump if he would peacefully leave the office.
“Certainly I will. And you know that,” he added.
But Trump still insists that Biden only beat him because the election was “rigged.” He mentioned his team’s attempt to overturn the election results in the key states.
“Time isn’t on our side,” he admitted.
The commander-in-chief also said took questions about attending Biden’s inauguration, which takes place on January 20, 2021. He seems uncertain about attending the event. It would be the first time in history that a former president doesn’t attend the new president’s inauguration.
“I don’t want to say that yet. I mean, I know the answer, I’ll be honest, I know the answer, but I just don’t want to say it yet,” he added.
President’s thoughts on the Electoral College
Donald Trump then admitted that he would leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for Joe Biden. Of course, it wouldn’t be that easy. Trump is not going to leave peacefully just yet. He said that it would be a “mistake” for the Electoral College to announce Biden’s victory. Then he compared the U.S. election system to that of third-world countries.
Reporters asked Trump to provide evidence for his claims. He said that people can find these alleged mistakes “anywhere on the internet” and see for themselves that it’s easy to manipulate votes in the U.S.
“I thought I was going to win it, and essentially I did win it,” Trump continued. “It’s very very close, it’s very very close.”
Currently, Biden won 306 votes while Trump only won 232. He also criticized Biden for moving forward with the transition. He thinks it’s “not right” that the Democrat already selected his Cabinet members. As for his possible 2024 run, he doesn’t want to talk about it right now.
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