Trump Says "Time Will Tell" US Election Winner
United States President Donald Trump has said only “time will tell” whether he will retain the presidency or he will surrender it to rival Joe Biden.
Trump speaks when Biden has since secured 306 Electoral College votes, far more than the 270 needed to be elected president and above Trump’s 232.
In his first public remarks since Biden was projected as the election’s winner a week ago, Trump said:
This administration will not be going to a lockdown. Hopefully the, uh, whatever happens in the future – who knows which administration it will be? I guess time will tell.
Trump declared victory way before votes in some key states had been counted. When he was losing to Biden, he claimed that there were some irregularities in the counting and sued some states over the irregularities.
Meanwhile, even some of his supporters have since conceded defeat to Biden and Kamila Harris saying the lawsuits will not change the outcome.
Trump’s aides say he is considering starting a television channel or social media company to compete with those he felt betrayed him and stifled his ability to communicate directly with Americans.
The TV channel is believed to be his strategy to keep him in the spotlight ahead of a possible 2024 White House bid.
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