President Donald Trump has finally acknowledged for the first time in public that his rival Democratic Party candidate, Joe Biden, won the November 3 presidential poll.
Trump in a Sunday morning tweet via his Twitter handle (@realDonaldTrump) acknowledged the victory of Biden, even as he continued to dispute the election, insisting it was ‘rigged’ and orchestrated by the ‘Fake & Silent’ media.
“He won because the Election was Rigged. NO VOTE WATCHERS OR OBSERVERS allowed, vote tabulated by a Radical Left privately owned company, Dominion, with a bad reputation & bum equipment that couldn’t even qualify for Texas (which I won by a lot!), the Fake & Silent Media, & more!” Trump tweeted.
Twitter, however, flagged the message as the organization labeled the claims of electoral fraud made by Trump as ‘disputed.’
The message by Trump represents the first time he has publicly said what his advisers have been telling him for days, that his re-election bid failed and Biden will be inaugurated on January 20.
In his very next tweet on Sunday, Mr. Trump claimed again that “all of the mechanical ‘glitches’ that took place on Election Night were really THEM getting caught trying to steal votes.” Twitter quickly labeled all of Mr. Trump’s Sunday morning tweets “disputed.”
Trump’s online commentary followed a series of tweets on Saturday in which he egged on thousands of his supporters at a pro-Trump gathering in Washington with fake allegations about voter fraud as he continued to push legal challenges and deny that Mr. Biden was the president-elect.
“The hand recount taking place in Georgia is a waste of time,” Mr. Trump tweeted Saturday afternoon, making false claims about election officials in that state. “They are not showing the matching signatures. Call off the recount until they allow the MATCH. Don’t let the Radical Left Dems STEAL THE ELECTION!”