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President Donald Trump and allies on Sunday spent the day back-peddling on a tweet in which the president for the first time appeared to admit that President-elect Joe Biden won the election.

Trump had refused to concede defeat in the presidential election, which was called for Biden by Insider and most major news organizations more than a week ago.

He had continued to circulate baseless claims of election fraud on Twitter, while making significantly more limited claims of wrongdoing in the courts.

On Sunday it seemed that Trump had for the first time acknowledged his loss, when he tweeted that “he [Biden] won because the Election was Rigged.”

Though he may have meant the emphasis to again fall on his baseless allegations of election misconduct, attention instead fell on what some saw as a very grudging concession. 

Commentators hailed the message as evidence that the president was beginning to acknowledge the election result, even as he continued to groundlessly dispute its legitimacy.

It seemed to build on comments Trump made Friday at the White House when he commented that “time will tell” who will be the next president.

In response to claims he had conceded, Trump attempted to undo the impression he had …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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