US President Donald Trump insists that the election winnings are being ‘stolen’ from him. He said this on the night from Thursday to Friday during a press conference at the White House. Trump is currently behind Democrat Joe Biden, although five swing states have yet to determine the end of the battle.
Trump gave a long monologue about the American electoral process, which he says is so corrupt that anyone who comes into contact with it is corrupted. The president promised to fight to the bitter end in lawsuits that could end up in the Supreme Court. He didn’t answer questions.
According to Trump, he has had a huge election victory and the counting of postal votes should be stopped. “If you count the legal votes, I win easily. If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us.”
There is no evidence whatsoever for the president’s claims. Election fraud is extremely rare in the US, and ballots are closely monitored through every step of the counting process.
A notable aspect of Trump’s statement was that it could turn out to be to his own disadvantage if postal vote counts are stopped in Arizona, and possibly Nevada, where Biden leads.
Joe Biden, Trump’s Democratic opponent, also made a statement earlier Thursday night. He said he and his running mate Kamala Harris have no doubts about their overall victory. “So I call on everyone to stay calm – that all people stay calm. The electoral process is working. The counting is being completed. And we will know very soon.”
Trump last appeared in public on Wednesday. He also gave a speech from the White House, in which he claimed victory.
Trump is disappointed Fox News
Sources within the White House say that a decision Fox News affects the president’s mood as well. The news organization declared Biden the winner in Arizona on the night of Tuesday or Wednesday. Only the AP news agency agreed – other media still consider the state too close to call.
The Trump campaign urged allies of the president to voice their displeasure Fox, which usually counts as a news channel that is friendly to the president. Trump himself would have called Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul who owns the channel.