director Donald Trump It was for the first time publicly accepted that the presidential election Joe Biden Widen the election, more than seven days after media outlets including NBC News called Biden’s race.
The president’s remarks come as a reasonably insulting post on social media, as his campaign continues to challenge the election results in court and as his administration considers formal transition procedures.
In a subsequent tweet, Trump wrote that he would not accept.
The defeat’s unwavering acceptance came on Twitter, in response to a post on Fox News’ show “Waters World” stating that Biden did not earn a “presidency”.
“He won,” Trump wrote, as Trump wrote, reiterating an allegation that was rejected by election officials around the country and his own Department of Homeland Security.
Biden won shortly after writing, however, Trump wrote in another post that he accepted “NOTHING” and claimed “we will win!”
“He only won in the eyes of FAKE NEWS MEDIA,” Trump wrote.
The tweet is sparked when the Speaker continues to argue without evidence that he was rigged in the election, raising his support base in defeat.
When asked by a White House official whether Trump was giving up, he told NBC News, “It looks like this.” The official said it could be Trump’s start before the presidential race.
The Biden transition team did not immediately provide any comment.
To date, more than 97% of the votes in the 2020 race have been tabulated. NBC News is It is estimated that Biden will hold 306 electoral votes., Compared to Trump’s 232. It needs 270 electoral votes to win.
Biden leads Trump in the popular vote by a margin of more than 5 million votes, although the popular vote is not legally significant.
The importance of the President’s acknowledgment was not immediately clear, especially after his reversal.
Trump’s reelection campaign continues to advance lawsuits across the country to slow down the process of election certification in key states, or otherwise challenge electoral processes. Most of those efforts have so far been unsuccessful.
His administration has not yet announced formal approval of Biden’s victory, resulting in a multi-million dollar delay in funding and the provision of other government resources to attempt the transition.
The Administrator of the General Services Administration, Emily Murphy, must sign the paperwork to begin the transition process. GSA did not return an email seeking comment. A Biden transition official told NBC News that he had not received any updates on the GSA process on Sunday morning.
Despite the Trump administration’s stonewalling, the Biden team has continued the transition effort. Biden on wednesday A longtime consultant, Ron Clann, named his chief of staff. It is expected that other roles will be filled in the coming weeks.
The former Vice President has assured that the President’s efforts will not hinder the peaceful transition of power.
In response to inquiries about the case, the team of Democrats has repeatedly said, “The United States government is fully capable of fleeing the trespassers from the White House.”
Biden on Tuesday called Trump’s refusal to accept an “embarrassment” but said it would not slow the transition.
“We’ve already started the transition; we’re doing fine,” he said Said at a press conference in Delaware.
Republicans have slowed to accept Biden’s victory, although there has been some movement in that direction in recent times. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Specifically, has not yet referred to Biden as president-elect.
GOP sensor. Susan Collins of Maine, Mitt Romney of Utah, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Ben Sas of Nebraska have congratulated Biden on his victory, as has the last Republican in office, former President George W. Bush.
Senior Republicans, including Iowa’s Sen. Chuck Grassley, South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham, South Dakota’s John Thun, and Oklahoma’s James Lankford, pressed for Biden to get access to classified intelligence briefings.