For the first time, President Donald Trump admitted that Joe Biden won the presidential election 2020 in a Sunday morning tweet, although he continued claiming that Democrats “rigged” the balloting and refused to concede the race. Referring to Biden, Trump tweeted, “He won because the Election was Rigged”.
A statement from the security group that included the cybersecurity agency within Trump’s own Department of Homeland Security, along with the National Association of State Election Directors, said, “There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised”.
Later Trump tweeted of President-elect Biden: “he only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA. I concede NOTHING! We have a long way to go.”
Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in various states, including Pennsylvania, Arizona, Wisconsin, and Michigan, and achieved the 270 Electoral College votes required to win the presidential race with room to spare. He leads Trump in the popular vote by more than 5 million votes or 3.6 percentage points.
John Bolton, Trump’s former national security adviser, said that Trump’s refusal to admit was harmful to the country.
“Every day that he delays … ultimately is to the country’s disadvantage,” Bolton said on ABC’s “This Week.”
Trump said that he was mocking the idea of a Biden victory, and still expects to reign after a series of lawsuits, recounts, as well as election challenges.
“The president was referring to the mindset of the media,” said Tim Murtaugh, a campaign spokesman. “His goal remains to unrig the election and continue exposing voting irregularities and unconstitutional election management by Democratic officials.”