Donald Trump said he won the election by 'a lot' (Image: SKY NEWS) He said “we did win this election” and told Americans he will go to the Supreme Court to get vote counting stopped.
Mr Trump started his speech by thanking his family and the American people, saying: “We were getting ready for a big celebration. For the record, votes are still being counted in several states and some won't have the full results ready before Friday or even later.
Joe Biden addressed the nation earlier today (Image: SKY NEWS)Mr Trump continued in his statement from the White House: “We were getting ready for a big celebration tonight, we were winning everything and all of a sudden it was just called off. The President said he has “clearly won” North Carolina and claimed there is “a lot of life” left in the Arizona race.
Electoral college: A candidate needs 270 votes to win (Image: EXPRESS)”And did I predict this... did I say this? To win an election in the US, a candidate must receive 270 or more votes from the electoral college.
After weeks of refusal, President Donald Trump conceded the November election to President-elect Joe Biden in a video posted to social media on Thursday. Attorneys had filed multiple pieces of litigation in an attempt to reverse the election results.
Trump supporters invaded the U.S. Capitol building in an attempt to halt the Congressional certification of the electoral votes on Wednesday, a riot which left 4 people dead. Congress reconvened and, in a late-night announcement, declared Biden the official winner of the November election.
Read Donald Trump's full speech below: I would like to begin by addressing the heinous attack on the United States Capitol. I immediately deployed the National Guard and federal law enforcement to secure the building and expel the intruders.
President Donald Trump acknowledged on Thursday that a “new administration” was set to enter the White House as President-elect Joe Biden is expected to be inaugurated on January 20. Tasos Katopodis/Getty have just been through an intense election and emotions are high. My campaign vigorously pursued every legal avenue to contest the election results.
My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth orderly and seamless transition of power. It will require a renewed emphasis on the civic values of patriotism, faith, charity, community and family.
In a 45-minute video posted Wednesday, Trump repeated debunked lie after lie about the 2020 election, including claims that Dominion voting machines were rigged; Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that the Department of Homeland Security had looked into claims about the machines changing ballots and found no evidence. One question that might be asked is why Trump isn't heading to court with these seemingly serious claims, as the team leading his legal challenges in several states has yet to bring forward compelling evidence.
Even European political figures who had previously embraced Trump ’s brand of right-wing populism seemed to turn icy to the man with 13 days remaining in the White House. Promptly poked some holes in his plans. Biden began laying out his framework for the next round of COVID-19 relief, reports The Washington Post, and said his plans include a multi-trillion-dollar package that would provide “more direct relief flowing to families, small businesses,” in part via $2,000 stimulus checks. But Man chin, who Axis notes will become an increasingly important player as a moderate in the Democrats' razor-thin Senate majority, seemed taken aback by Biden's promise.
“The people are being heard loud and clear, and it is not a matter of IF we are going to reach our goal necessary that will trigger a recall election of Newsom, it is just when we cross the finish line,” Orin Heat lie, the Lead Proponent of the official RecallGavin2020.com, said in a statement. A senior adviser to the recall campaign, Randy Economy, previously told Fox News that it hoped to meet the benchmark required to place the measure on the ballot by mid-to late-January. He told the outlet the effort is nonpartisan, with supporters of both Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and President Trump backing the cause. While recall initiatives in the Golden State seldom make it onto the ballot, Newsom’s public image has been marred recently by a series of controversies, including his attendance at a mask-less, not-socially-distanced indoor dinner party late last year even as he enacted strict coronavirus restrictions in the state. Economy said a number of the movement’s supporters believe the governor has mismanaged the state’s coronavirus response, particularly as it relates to small businesses. Many small business owners in the state have lost their livelihoods while big-box stores have been allowed to remain open, he said. An Iranian ship arrived at the Venezuelan port of La Guevara on Thursday, according to Definitive Nikon data, in what appeared to be a continuation of the commercial alliance between the two countries targeted by U.S. sanctions.
Representative Dan Crenshaw (R., Texas) on Thursday criticized fellow Republicans for “lying to millions” of people about the significance of Wednesday’s electoral vote count, which was delayed for hours after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol during the proceedings. In an appearance on Fox News, Crenshaw said that while he disagreed with Senators Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) “In a fundamental way about the constitutionality of this process … and the ability of Congress to overturn any electoral votes,” period, that the pair were not to blame for the rioting that erupted on Wednesday.“Let's be very honest.
“People were lied to.” On Wednesday, as lawmakers met to tally the Electoral College votes that ultimately affirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, lawmakers and staffers were forced to evacuate or find shelter in barricaded rooms and underneath desks as a pro- Trump mob broke into the building. The proceedings were delayed but ultimately resumed Wednesday night, ending with the eventual confirmation of Biden’s victory. Crenshaw told the Houston Chronicle that while he shared some of his GOP colleagues’ disapproval of how some states had carried out their elections, that Congress never had the authority to overturn the elections and lawmakers had given Trump supporters false hope. He made an emotional plea to voters on Fox News saying the path forward would be to come together and make changes at the state-level. The Boeing 737-500, which belonged to the Srivijaya Air airline, lost contact with an airport control tower shortly after taking off at 2.36pm local time.
Kim Ryan Hi, 51, drew international attention in 2015 when she pleaded for deportation, saying she had been tricked by a broker and never intended to leave her homeland. After South Korean authorities repeatedly rejected her demand, she launched an online campaign, writing open letters to her family and U.N. officials and sharing her interviews on Facebook and YouTube.
Pakistan's prime minister on Friday appealed on protesting minority Shiites not to link the burial of 11 coal miners from their Hazard community, killed by the Islamic State group last week, to demands that he visit the mourners. The decision to do so, Politico reports, became “easier” after Trump publicly lambasted Pence for not overturning the results of the 2020 election, despite his lack of authority to do so.
The U.S. religious watchdog appealed Friday for the rights of a Pakistani woman from the country’s minority Ahmad is who has been jailed on blasphemy charges, declaring her a prisoner of conscience and urging Prime Minister Imran Khan's government to immediately set her free. The statement by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom said 55-year-old Ramadan Bib was jailed last April under Pakistan's Draconian blasphemy law that carries the death penalty.
Donald Trump has acknowledged a new US administration will take over on January 20 and condemned the mob that stormed the Capitol in strong terms during a conciliatory new video address. In a message of unity delivered to the camera, the US president said his supporters who broke into the Capitol had “defiled the seat of American democracy”.
In a desperate effort to overturn the results of a free and fair election that he lost by more than 7 million votes, President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked supporters at a rally in Washington, D.C., to turn a blind eye to reality. Should Pence decide not to show, then the president pro tempore of the Senate, currently Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), would oversee the certification.
Trump repeatedly threatened members of his own party Wednesday, calling Republicans who chose not to support the ruse “weak” and promising to campaign against them. Running through a list of swing states he lost, Trump returned to the same false claims he and his attorney Rudy Giuliani have repeated tirelessly since the Nov. 3 election, all of them thrown out by the courts.
After pleading with his followers to come to the nation's capital on Jan. 6 for a “wild” confrontation, and after lying to them for months about the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump dispatched a mob to attack Capitol Hill and disrupt the certification of the incoming president. As the attack was ongoing, the Republican chose to make matters worse by issuing a video from the White House, professing his “love” for the rioters, calling them “very special people,” and telling them how just their cause was.
In the video, the Republican claimed, “I immediately deployed the National Guard and federal law enforcement to secure the building and expel the intruders.” What's more, in the new video, Trump condemned the insurrectionist mob as “heinous,” and claimed to be “outraged by the violence, lawlessness, and mayhem,” which is the opposite of what he told the public a day earlier.
The article added that White House Counsel Pat Cipollone “had warned Mr. Trump of just that danger.” There were plenty of pundits reflecting late yesterday on Trump's shift in “tone,” but make no mistake: this new video is about strategy, not sincerity.