Almost a week after Joe Biden was projected as the winner of the 2020 elections, it seems as though some people are still refusing to accept the results.
Now, Barack Obama has spoken out about Donald Trump for refusing to congratulate President-Elect Joe Biden, thus far.
Keep scrolling to check it out.
Barack Obama has recently ripped into Donald Trump.The former president ripped Trump for refusing to congratulate President-Elect Joe Biden.
During a CBS interview, he addressed it head-on...And he really hasn't held back.
But that wasn't the only interview to cause a stir recently.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.
Trump has been claiming there's evidence of election fraud for over a week now...As you will all be aware, the president suffered a colossal loss to his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, for this year's presidential elections.
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.
He also called for a recount in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania...
via: GettyAnd then went on to threaten legal action against any State wherein Biden had won.
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.
Shortly after his victory, Biden Tweeted this:
America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country. The work ahead of us will be hard, but I p… https://t.co/iUORklENs0— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden)1604767962.0
Democrats all over the country quickly rejoiced at the news of Biden's historic win...
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."
The statement then went on to explain how legal proceedings will begin immediately.It continued: “Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated. “The American People are entitled to an honest election: that means counting all legal ballots, and not counting any illegal ballots. This is the only way to ensure the public has full confidence in our election. “It remains shocking that the Biden campaign refuses to agree with this basic principle and wants ballots counted even if they are fraudulent, manufactured, or cast by ineligible or deceased voters. Only a party engaged in wrongdoing would unlawfully keep observers out of the count room - and then fight in court to block their access. “So what is Biden hiding? I will not rest until the American People have the honest vote count they deserve and that Democracy demands."
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. Whatever helps you sleep at night, Don.
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 aren't happy with Trump's reaction.
Trump's flexibility has never been his forte. 🤔 #TrumpSoreLoser #TrumpMeltdown https://t.co/jGtBgLKYv5— Laure Om (@Laure Om)1604933547.0
It's been almost a week and this hasn't swayed his attitude one bit...He 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...
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."
You can watch the full clip here:For more updates on the election, keep scrolling...
Shortly after, Obama did another interview.
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
He made the comments in an interview with CBS.Speaking on CBS This Morning, Obama reminded viewers that he had congratulated Trump as soon as he won the election.
And that Bush congratulated Obama in the same manner too.
Obama to CBS: "When Donald Trump won, I stayed up until 2:30 in the morning and I then called Donald Trump to congr… https://t.co/x293iT3HmV— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1605284716.0
Specifically he said:
In 2016, Trump won Michigan by 11,837 votes. Clinton conceded the next day and told her supporters to give Trump “a… https://t.co/010s8QE3dL— David Slack (@David Slack)1604991631.0
When Donald Trump won, I stayed up until 2:30 in the morning and I then called Donald Trump to congratulate him. His margin of victory over Hillary Clinton wasn't greater than Joe Biden's margin over him. But if you are listening to some of the talk radio that Trump voters are listening to, if you're watching Fox News, if you're getting these tweets, those allegations are presented as facts. So you've got millions of people out there who think, 'Oh yeah, there must be cheating because the president said so.'