The Trump team might be split on how to move forward after the Electoral College confirmed Democratic challenger Joe Biden won the 2020 presidency, but President Donald J. Trump is not planning on conceding the presidency anytime soon.
According to White House Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino, who posted to social media that the man currently in the White House intends on remaining there, Trump is resolute in proving he was the real winner of the election.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) December 20, 2020
With several legal battles taking place behind the scenes, President Trump continues to publically declare himself the winner.
“Greatest election fraud in the history of our country,” he said among many recent tweets about the election.
GREATEST ELECTION FRAUD IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2020
And, his family (and his loyal supporters) are right there with him.
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) December 20, 2020
While the Trump team is looking to prove their case, they might be running out of time.
Several top Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, are accepting that Biden won.
Romney, who often feuds with Trump, said on Sunday that Trump’s refusal to concede the election was “really sad” and “embarrassing.”
“I understand the president is casting about, trying to find some way to have a different result than the one that was delivered by the American people,” Romney said during a segment on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“It’s really sad in a lot of respects and embarrassing because the president could, right now, be writing the last chapter of this administration with a victory lap with regards to the vaccine,” he added, as Fox News reports.
“He could be going out championing this extraordinary success, and instead he’s leaving Washington with conspiracy theories and things so nutty and loopy that people are shaking their head wondering what in the world has gotten into this man? I think that’s unfortunate because he has more accomplishments than this last chapter suggests he is going to be known for,” Romney continued.
Watch Romney’s interview with CNN host Jake Tapper below:
GOP Sen. Mitt Romney on Pres. Trump's latest efforts to overturn the election: “It’s really sad in a lot of respects and embarrassing… the President could, right now, be writing the last chapter of this administration with a victory lap with regards to the vaccine.” #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/DWdXflqpzi
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 20, 2020