Donald Trump appeared to finally concede to Joe Biden in a tweet Sunday, but he and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani quickly clarified that he still believes he is the rightful winner and the election was ‘stolen’ by Democrats.
Giuliani told Fox News that President Trump was being ‘sarcastic’ when he finally admitted via Twitter that Biden has won the election more than a week after most major outlets called him the winner.
When Fox’ Maria Bartiromo asked the president’s lawyer Sunday morning if Trump’s tweet was a concession to Biden, Giuliani said, ‘No, far from it.’
What he’s saying is more, I guess, you would call it sarcastic, or a comment on the terrible times in which we live, in which the media has said he won, but by going on to point out that it was illegal,’ Giuliani continued. ‘Obviously, he’s contesting it vigorously in the courts.’
Trump tweeted in reference to his Democratic rival Sunday morning: ‘He won because the Election was Rigged.’
Giuliani clarified in his interview on ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ that because Trump went on to criticize the election and call it illegal was a testament to the fact that the ‘win’ is not legitimate.
‘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 wrote in his tweet Sunday morning.
He also clarified in a tweet sent an hour later that he is still not ‘conceding’ to Biden, despite what his earlier tweet may have suggested.
‘He only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA,’ he wrote. ‘I concede NOTHING!’
‘We have a long way to go. This was a RIGGED ELECTION!’ the president added.
President Donald Trump sent a tweet Sunday suggesting he was finally admitting Joe Biden won the presidential election
Rudy Giuliani, the president’s lawyer, said Sunday on Fox News that Trump was being ‘sarcastic’ when he said via Twitter that Joe Biden had won the election
President Trump tweeted for the first time Sunday that Biden won the election more than week after it was called for the Democrat by most major media outlets
He, however, clarified in a tweet sent an hour later that he was not ‘conceding’ to Biden and that he ‘only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA’
Trump spent Sunday golfing at his club in Sterling, Virginia the morning after the Million MAGA March, which sparked violence between pro- and anti-Trump protesters blocks from the White House
Biden declared victory last weekend after most major media outlets called him the winner
The former vice president attended church in Delaware on Sunday morning
Trump’s tweets Sunday, like many he has sent questioning the results since Election Day, were flagged by Twitter. The warning from Twitter reads: ‘This claim about election fraud is disputed.’
Giuliani is spearheading the legal challenges Trump’s campaign has launched in several states questioning the validity of the election.
Last Saturday, Biden declared himself the victor after projections showed him ahead in enough states with enough Electoral College votes to win the presidency.
‘The media has tried to call the election,’ Giuliani lamented to Bartiromo – one of Trump’s biggest allies in the press. ‘And they don’t have a legal right to call the election.
‘It gets decided by our electors, not by NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, and even FOX. You don’t get the right to call it. I don’t get the right to call it. So he’s contesting it vigorously,’ he continued.
‘As he’s gotten more evidence of the rigging that went on, he’s really outraged. And I am too. It’s way beyond what people think,’ Giuliani revealed.
Since then, Trump has refused to concede and has just upped his attacks on the election process this year, which included expanding mail-in ballot measures in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
The president immediately launched a Twitter tirade Sunday morning that continued his attack on the ‘scam’ election as he claimed there are several factors that contributed to Democrats ‘stealing’ the election for Joe Biden, including allowing the ‘sick joke’ of mass mail-in voting.
‘All of the mechanical ‘glitches’ that took place on Election Night were really THEM getting caught trying to steal votes,’ he said of Democrats. ‘They succeeded plenty, however, without getting caught. Mail-in elections are a sick joke!’
Trump’s campaign has launched several legal challenges in a few different battleground states related to the election and how ballots were tabulated.
The president also again questioned the integrity of the elections on Sunday, claiming Democrats ‘stole’ the win for Biden
Trump reiterated in a short tweet that the election was ‘rigged’ and said he will emerge victorious
Specifically, he has filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia, among others.
The president also lashed out on Sunday against Georgia, which several major media outlets projected for Biden on Friday as final votes were counted.
Republican Representative Doug Collins of Georgia is spearheading the recount efforts there, which Trump’s campaign launched last week even before canvassing in the state was completed.
Trump, however, said the recount ‘means nothing’ because the fraud and ‘cheating’ was so widespread that a recount is unlikely to change the results.
‘Doing a great job in Georgia,’ Trump lauded Sunday morning before launching his attack. ‘Their recount is a scam, means nothing. Must see fraudulent signatures which is prohibited by stupidly signed & unconstitutional consent decree.’
Friday projections showed Joe Biden winning Georgia by only 0.3 per cent, amounting to just a bit more than 14,000 votes.