Donald Trump is not handling his loss to Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election well. So far, he’s golfed and tweeted that he really won and won “big.” What he hasn’t done is concede the race, something every presidential candidate who ever lost an election, including incumbent presidents, have done.
Of course, there are still Trump sycophants who are supporting his refusal to admit that he lost and work toward a smooth transfer of power. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-AZ), fresh off his own win, says that Trump shouldn’t concede while he’s still contesting the election results. Former Mayor of New York and current deranged personal attorney for the president, Rudy Giuliani, is still ranting about conspiracy theories and stolen elections on any right-wing news outlet that will have him on.
Others, even one of the most famous right-wing networks, are trying to convince Trump to accept his loss and do what’s right for the country. Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Post, each of whom has done their part to support Trump throughout his four years in office, have all openly called for Trump to concede. And it appears that Trump’s own wife, First Lady Melania Trump, is now doing the same. According to CNN correspondent Brian Stelter:
‘First Lady Melania Trump has joined the growing chorus of President Trump’s inner circle advising him the time has come for him to accept the loss, a source familiar with the conversation tells CNN.’
It’s unlikely that Trump will do so. A concession speech is most likely not in his future because it’s also not in his nature. The country be damned, Trump’s ego will win over what’s right for America every time because it always has.
Twitter had a big reaction to the news from Stelter’s Twitter account. Read some of their comments below: