Trump Accidentally Concedes
Because he's an idiot.
President Trump this morning quote-tweeted Fox News personality Jesse Watters with this:
While obviously intended to continue his idiotic and seditious claim that he himself won the election (by a lot!), it inadvertently sends the opposite message: Biden won.
POLITICO didn’t miss a beat, headlining their report “Trump edges closer to conceding the election.”
President Donald Trump has yet to concede the presidential election, but on Sunday he came close to acknowledging that he lost in a tweet.
“He won because the Election was Rigged,” Trump tweeted. “NO VOTE WATCHERS OR OBSERVERS allowed, vote tabulated by a Radical Left privately owned company, Dominion, with a bad reputation & bum equipment that couldn’t even qualify for Texas (which I won by a lot!), the Fake & Silent Media, & more!”
Trump’s tweet was posted with a clip of Fox News’ Jesse Watters casting doubt on the outcome of the election.
In the 12 days since the election, Trump has consistently claimed victory, while baselessly asserting that Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats had cheated to make it appear that he won. Sunday’s tweet, though not clearly worded, suggested Biden was the victor.
Biden garnered 306 votes in the Electoral College, to Trump’s 232.
It’s obviously silly and meaningless rather than evidence Trump plans to concede any time soon. But it does lead further credence to the notion Trump damned well knows he lost the election and won’t be able to play President much longer.