In Barack Obama's latest interview with 60 Minutes, he gave his opinion on how Trump should be dealing with his loss.
And he didn't hold back in the slightest!
Barack Obama has recently opened up about his opinion on how Trump has handled the election results...And we all know that this isn't exactly something that former presidents typically do!
But Obama clearly felt it was necessary to speak out...And for a very big reason.
Many of his interviews about the 2020 election have caused a stir, however...Just hours before calling Trump out for refusing to congratulate Biden, Obama caused a stir online for claiming Trump's "election fraud" claims were phony. And it caused a giant reaction from both sides online...
Now, Trump has been claiming there's evidence of election fraud for well over a week now...Because as you will all be aware, the president suffered a colossal loss to his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, for this year's presidential election.
Of course, Trump has been doing everything in his power to challenge the result...The evidence has shown that he has resorted to downright denying the election and its results.
It seems as though Trump was clearly feeling the heat throughout the entire election...
via: GettyAs the counts went underway, he tried to temporarily stop vote-counting in Michigan and Pennsylvania, States where Joe Biden was projected to win.
But, regardless of his many threats, the results were in after 4 long days of ballot counting.
via: GettyThe Associated Press called the race for Biden when Pennsylvania's twenty electoral votes put him over the 270-vote threshold needed to win the Electoral College.
Democrats all over the country quickly rejoiced at the news of Biden's historic win...
And remarkable footage of people cheering and celebrating from the streets of New York was quick to circulate.
We just learned that Joe Biden has been elected 46th President of the United States, New York can’t stop cheering.… https://t.co/8mPwgcn0tx— Quentin A. Alexandre (@Quentin A. Alexandre)1604767345.0
However, Trump's reaction to Biden's win has been nothing short of outrageous.
via: GettyThough the president is a historically sore loser - he's very rarely had to admit defeat ever in his life - and has long made wild accusations against the Biden campaign team, people simply cannot believe his refusal to accept what has happened.
His first response to Biden's win was to release a lengthy and damning statement...In which he accused Biden and his team of rigging the entire election. As per Sky News, the statement read: “We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed. “The simple fact is this election is far from over. Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor. “In Pennsylvania, for example, our legal observers were not permitted meaningful access to watch the counting process. Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media."
And the frenzied Twitter rants were quick to follow.In his rage, Trump took to the social media platform to dispute the result further, insisting that he was the one to have won.
He tried to take some small victory from the situation...And proudly Tweeted that he received a record-breaking number of votes.
However, more damning accusations were quick to follow...Trump seems set on the idea that Biden and his team rigged the entire election to play out in their favor, and made strong hints that something happened in the counting rooms that had "never happened before."
A lot of people haven't been happy with Trump's reaction.
Since the election win, the internet has been rife with people laughing at the childishness of Trump's behavior and, of course, them dubbing him as a "sore loser."
Trump's flexibility has never been his forte. 🤔 #TrumpSoreLoser #TrumpMeltdown https://t.co/jGtBgLKYv5— Laure Om (@Laure Om)1604933547.0
It's been almost 2 weeks now...And Trump is somehow determined to prove that there has been something fishy going on all throughout the elections. But will he have the support of the American people?
Well, it seems only 3% of Americans that took a recent poll would back him up on that.Reuters and Ipsos recently conducted a study in which they found out some pretty interesting facts and people have had mixed opinions, to say the least! So, according to the people they surveyed, only 3% of them think that Donald Trump won the election, while a whopping eighty percent of people who took part believe Biden won.
But here's the weirdest part:
The poll also asked the question: Should Trump "concede defeat?"
And you know who else is backing that idea? Barack Obama, of course.The former president decided to speak out on the current issue of "voter fraud" during an interview with 60 Minutes in which he told Scott Pelley that he's deeply troubled by Republicans that believe Trump.
"They appear to be motivated, in part, because the president doesn't like to lose and never admits loss," he said.He emphasized that it was concerning that they would go along with his unfounded claims of election fraud, putting democracy on a "dangerous path."
Here's exactly what he said:"I'm more troubled by the fact that other Republican officials who clearly know better are going along with this, are humoring him in this fashion. It is one more step in delegitimizing not just the incoming Biden administration, but democracy generally. And that's a dangerous path."
He also said Trump should have conceded straight away...
And that it is time for him to "put the country first".
I can't stop thinking about how, as soon as the writing was on the wall, Hilary called Trump to concede. And then O… https://t.co/27Z2NdttFz— Travis Rieder (@Travis Rieder)1605209028.0