Trump says for the first time that Biden won the election, but then insists he is not recognizing anything
(CNN) – For the first time, President Donald Trump on Sunday morning acknowledged the victory of President-elect Joe Biden while falsely blaming his defeat on a host of conspiracy theories.
“He won because the election was rigged. NO WITNESSES OR VOTE WATCHERS ALLOWED, vote tabulated by radical left-wing private company Dominion with a bad reputation and shoddy team that couldn’t even qualify for Texas (which I won by big!), Fake media and in silence, & more! » Trump tweeted Sunday morning.
In a follow-up tweet shortly thereafter, Trump maintained his false belief that he could win the election and refused to budge. «I don’t recognize ANYTHING! We have a long way to go, ”Trump tweeted.
Trump’s tweets followed a Saturday he spent golfing and tweeting similar false conspiracy theories, and passing a crowd of his supporters who gathered in Washington to protest the election results.
Trump has repeatedly claimed, without proof, that his chance for a second term in office was stolen from him with corrupt votes. A fact check by CNN on claims by a handful of prominent Republicans, including members of the Trump family and supporters like former House
Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, that people deceased who voted in Michigan, fell under scrutiny.
A CNN analysis of the claim and the alleged endorsement of it did not find a single instance of this happening.
Election observers were allowed during vote counting across the country, and a CNN fact check earlier found that there is no evidence that problems associated with Dominion Voting Systems, which makes software, caused widespread errors in the count.