In a press conference this afternoon, Donald Trump made his feelings regarding a potential loss in the election well and truly heard...
Clearly, the president is feeling the heat.
via: GettyAs he continues to fight for re-election, Trump has today come forward with some wild claims about his opponent. But first, let's take a quick look over this year's eventful election cycle...
It's been one hell of a journey.
via: GettyBack in August, when it was announced that Joe Biden would be going head-to-head with Donald Trump as the official Democratic nominee, we knew this race was going to be filled with ups and downs.
But with the end in sight, the 2020 presidential elections have given us more than we initially expected.
via: GettyWhile both sides made the best out of an exceptional situation - the ongoing coronavirus pandemic - they also fell victim to some strange habits, including name-calling, late-night ramblings, inaccurate tweets, and misquotes.
And, of course, there have been many panic moments.
via: GettyAs Trump's numbers dwindle just behind Biden's, the president, presumably in a wild panic, resorted to making many wild and illegitimate accusations against his opponent.
And, in this afternoon's conference, he only reiterated his panic further.But first, let's take a quick look at the key events during this wild election cycle...
To sum things up, the first presidential debate diminished the last bit of hope we had.
via: GettyThe Guardian described it as a "national humiliation" watched by global audiences, if that's anything to go by. Rather than discussing the pressing issues that were plaguing the country, the 2 nominees resorted to hurling insults from either side of the podium.
And the chance to redeem themselves was stolen as the second debate got canceled.
via: GettyDue to the president's potentially contagious self, the second debate was forcibly canceled, though the rivals still held their own separate events where they discussed all the topics they couldn't go into detail about the first time. Public opinion on who performed the best was divided.
And the third and final debate was probably the best of them all, only because of one thing...
via: GettyMuting the opponent's mic while someone else was speaking. Who knew such a simple tactic would be so effective? The final debate, which took place in Tennessee, saw both candidates discuss several of the country's problems, including the coronavirus pandemic, social movements, and climate change.
But of course, it didn't come without some last-minute digs.
via: GettyWell, what else were we really expecting?
This week, the big day finally arrived.
via: GettyOn November 3rd, the polls officially closed and the ballot counting began... but, this year, things are proving to take a little longer than usual.
Back in 2016, the winner was announced in the early hours of the following day.
via: GettyWhen it was announced that Wisconsin had voted red and ultimately pushed Donald Trump over the 270 electoral threshold, Hillary Clinton conceded defeat and our new president was announced.
But this year, due to the large number of mail ballots, we will be waiting a little longer for the overall results.
via: GettyAnd, so far, it's proving to be a close one.
Nearly 100 million had already cast their vote before election day...
via: GettyAnd according to the initial polls showed that Biden and his vice presidential nominee, Kamala Harris, lead the way, being favored amongst 66% of voters.
But between the people that voted on election day, 69% of them favored Trump.
via: GettyOther polls predicted results that opposed each other, some thinking our current president would be re-elected, while others rounded up that we would have a Democrat on the throne.
However, at the time of writing, Biden holds the lead.
via: GettyBiden currently holds 264 electoral college votes, while Trump lags behind with only 214. Of course, this could all change dramatically as the 5 final States get their votes in but, it's needless to say, Trump is seriously panicking.
Anyway, Trump broke his thirty-six-hour silence today by holding a press conference at the White House...
via: GettyAnd, in doing so, he called the entire presidential election into question, claiming it was rigged against him from start to finish.
So, what exactly was said?
via: GettyWell, he wasted no time in expressing his somewhat illegitimate confidence in his chances of re-election, saying almost immediately: "If you count the legal votes, I win." Trump has made this claim before, even though votes are still being counted.
He also weighed in on the mail-in ballots...
via: GettyAnd slammed them as "one-sided."
He then went on to insist that "media polling was election interference"...
via: GettyAdding to his past claims of electoral fraud.
All-in-all, Trump is clearly feeling the pressure...
via: GettySo, of course, many of us weren't too surprised when he revealed that he believes he has been "cheated out of the election."
His claim was wild.
via: GettyHe insisted that he was the victim of "big media, big money and big tech" coming together to commit "historic election interference" to give Joe Biden the presidency.
"There's tremendous litigation going on and this is a case where they're trying to steal an election. They're trying to rig an election and we can't let that happen," he said.This is a developing story, and updates will be posted accordingly.