Donald Trump Makes First Appearance Since Losing Election To Joe Biden

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Donald Trump Makes First Appearance Since Losing Election To Joe Biden

Donald Trump attends a “Nationwide Day of Observance” wreath laying ceremony on November 11

Washington, United States:

US President Donald Trump made his first official post-election look Wednesday for what ought to have been a second of nationwide unity to mark Veterans Day, now marred by his refusal to acknowledge Joe Biden’s win.

On a wet, grey day in Washington the president visited Arlington Nationwide Cemetery for a somber wreath-laying ceremony shortly earlier than 11:30 am, 4 days after US media projected his Democratic rival would take the White Home.

Since then he has not addressed the nation aside from by way of Twitter and an announcement launched to mark Veterans Day, and has not conceded to Biden, as is conventional as soon as a winner is projected in a US vote.

With Covid-19 instances shattering information throughout the nation and states imposing new restrictions in a push to include the virus earlier than winter arrives, Trump appears to have all however shelved regular presidential duties save for his temporary look at Arlington, the place he made no public remarks.

As an alternative, he has remained shut up contained in the presidential mansion, pushing an alternate actuality that he’s about to win and submitting lawsuits alleging voter fraud that to date have been backed up by solely the flimsiest proof.

Early Wednesday he was tweeting contemporary evidence-free claims of election wins and poll tampering, regardless of the consensus from worldwide observers, world leaders, native election officers and US media that the November 3 vote was free and honest, and that there don’t have any credible allegations of fraud.

Claiming {that a} ballot in Wisconsin on Election Day had resulted in “probably unlawful suppression” he stated he was “now making ready to win the state,” which was referred to as for Biden one week in the past.

“Many such ‘deplorable’ situations!” he added on Twitter.

Some Republicans have been including their voices to rising requires the president to concede, with specialists warning his refusal to take action was undermining the democratic course of and holding up the transition to Biden, who takes workplace in January.

Amongst them was Republican secretary of state for Montana, Corey Stapleton, who heralded the “unbelievable issues” Trump achieved in workplace.

“However that point is now over. Tip your hat, chew your lip, and congratulate @JoeBiden,” he tweeted.

“Embarrassment”

Nonetheless, a few of the strongest figures within the Republican social gathering — amongst them Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Senate chief Mitch McConnell — have appeared to again Trump in his bid to undermine Biden’s victory.

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“There can be a easy transition to a second Trump administration,” Pompeo stated in a generally testy information convention Tuesday, whereas McConnell has stated the president was “one hundred pc inside his rights” to problem the election in court docket.

Not one of the lawsuits seems to have the potential to vary the results of votes and even a deliberate recount of Biden’s paper-thin victory in Georgia, or anyplace else, can be unlikely to vary the basic math.

“I simply suppose it is a humiliation, fairly frankly,” Biden stated Tuesday, when requested what he thinks in regards to the president’s refusal to acknowledge defeat.

However in any other case he has largely ignored Trump, signaling that regardless of makes an attempt by the Republican to stymie his transition to energy he was more and more a president in ready.

Biden and his spouse Jill attended their very own somber Veterans Day ceremony on the Korean Struggle Memorial in Philadelphia Wednesday.

Since his projected win was introduced on Saturday, Biden has addressed the nation, arrange a coronavirus job drive, spoken with world leaders together with Trump allies, begun vetting potential cupboard members and delivered coverage speeches.

The president’s solely recognized actions exterior the White Home have been to play golf twice over the weekend, after the outcomes got here in.

Usually routine secret presidential intelligence briefings have been off the each day schedule. He has made no point out of the dramatic rebound within the Covid-19 pandemic throughout the nation.

Trump’s solely important presidential motion has been the abrupt firing of protection secretary Mark Esper on Monday, which he introduced on Twitter.

His failure to concede has no authorized drive in itself, however the Normal Providers Administration, the often low-key company that manages the Washington forms, has refused to log out on the transition, holding up funding and safety briefings.

Biden’s inauguration is on January 20.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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