Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted his first tacit acknowledgment of former Vice President Joe Biden’s election victory — beginning a tweet with the words “He won” — but continued to claim the election was “rigged” and fraudulent without providing any evidence.
Federal agencies have deemed the voting process, conducted amid a protracted public health emergency, among of the most secure in U.S. history.
As Twitter users pondered the degree to which that initial tweet constituted the concession that Trump has withheld since the election was called in Biden’s favor eight days ago, Trump followed up: ‘He only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA. I concede NOTHING!”
Biden’s victory was projected last Saturday by a number of news organizations, having determined that the Democrat’s wins in Pennsylvania and other key states had foreclosed all avenues to a Trump re-election.