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Trump has told people he has no plans to concede
« on: November 07, 2020, 09:54:27 AM »
Trump has told people he has no plans to concede even if his path to victory is blocked
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By Kevin Liptak and Kaitlan Collins, CNN

Updated 7:25 PM ET, Fri November 6, 2020

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/06/politics/donald-trump-election-2020/index.html

(CNN)Facing a disappearing pathway to victory, President Donald Trump offered little indication on Friday he was prepared to concede defeat, leading those around him to wonder who might be able to reckon with a leader who has given virtually no thought to leaving the White House.

Even as vote totals now show him trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in key battlegrounds, Trump has not prepared a concession speech and in conversations with allies in recent days has said he has no intention of conceding the election, people familiar with the matter said.
So far he has been bolstered in his stance by those closest to him, including his senior advisers and his adult sons, who have mounted an aggressive effort in the courts to challenge the results and have pressured other Republicans into defending him.

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Re: Trump has told people he has no plans to concede
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2020, 09:31:41 AM »
As Trump Refuses to Concede, G.O.P. Remains Divided

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/11/08/us/trump-biden

White House advisers have warned President Trump of his narrow chances in any legal fight. The Biden team turned its focus to the transition. And world leaders offered their congratulations to the president-elect.

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As the Trump campaign continued to pursue long-shot legal challenges and top Republicans remained split on whether to congratulate President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on his projected victory, Democrats took steps on Sunday toward planning for a Biden administration.

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Re: Trump has told people he has no plans to concede
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2020, 09:34:10 AM »
The Next 2020 Election Fight? Convincing Trump's Supporters That He Lost
November 8, 20207:49 AM ET

https://www.npr.org/sections/live-updates-2020-election-results/2020/11/08/932543826/the-next-2020-election-fight-convincing-trumps-supporters-that-he-lost

Even though all the major news networks, including Fox News, called the race for former Vice President Joe Biden, Saturday was the only the beginning of a long road to convincing a sizable portion of the American public who won the presidency.

President Trump has spent much of his four years in power amplifying false claims about election fraud, which has eaten into the confidence many Republicans have in the voting process.

Now those Republicans are having to decide whom to believe: election officials from both parties in charge of voting or Trump, who continues to falsely say he is the rightful winner. It's the latest step in a game plan he has laid the groundwork on for years.

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Social media groups have quickly sprung up in the days since voting stopped to spread disinformation about supposed cheating on the part of election officials, and in some cases organize in-person protests.

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Re: Trump has told people he has no plans to concede
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2020, 09:39:41 AM »
Jared Kushner, Melania Trump advise Trump to accept election loss
By Kaitlan Collins, Kate Bennett, Jeremy Diamond and Kevin Liptak, CNN
Updated 6:51 PM ET, Sun November 8, 2020

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/08/politics/jared-kushner-donald-trump-concession/index.html

(CNN)President Donald Trump's inner circle is beginning to split over his ongoing refusal to accept the results of the 2020 election, as Jared Kushner and first lady Melania Trump advised him to come to terms with President-elect Joe Biden's victory and his adult sons pressed him and allies to keep fighting.

Kushner, the President's son-in-law and senior adviser, has approached him to concede, two sources told CNN. The first lady, according to a separate source familiar with the conversations, has privately said the time has come for him to accept the election loss.

Meanwhile, Trump's two adult sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, have urged allies to continue pressing on and they have pushed Republicans and supporters to publicly reject the results even as CNN and other news organizations projected the race for Biden on Saturday.

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