Donald Trump continues to send harsh messages as he loses the US presidency, falsely claiming to be a victim of mass election fraud and urging his supporters and conspiracy theorists gathered in Washington to promote his beliefs.
Trump drove out of the White House to applaud and praise the hundreds of supporters who lined up along the street. They raised their fists in the air, took pictures with their phones, and displayed placards that read “The Best President Ever” and “Stop Theft!” but also flags with the messages: “Trump 2020: Keep America Great!”, “Everyone on the Trump Train!” and “Trump 2020: For Life, for God, for Weapons.”
A stand was set up like at a Trump rally. Many shouted, “USA! USA!”, “We want Trump!” and “Four more years!”
A few hours later, in the American capital, pro-Trump demonstrators clashed in the streets with anti-Trump protesters, videos posted on social networks show fights, projectiles. Police have arrested at least 20 people accused of assault and possession of weapons, according to officials. A stabbing was reported, two police officers were injured and several firearms were seized by police.
The results from all states have now been announced by major US television channels. Joe Biden won 306 big voters, compared to 232 for the incumbent president, exactly the reverse score of the Republican billionaire’s victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016, which he then called “a crushing victory.”
A recount must take place in Georgia, where the difference between the two candidates is very small, but this will not change the end result: Joe Biden has, no matter what happens in this state, the 270 votes in the Electoral College needed for to open the doors of the White House.
Trump has yet to admit that he lost the November 3 election to Joe Biden, despite a large number of voters securing Biden’s victory. Across the country, Biden has more than 5 million votes.
Donald Trump continues to confuse his intentions. He has made little progress in the courts with lawsuits related to the voting process and for the first time on Friday began to seem skeptical about his prospects, being on the verge of acknowledging his rival’s victory before returning to extremes.
“I think time will tell what administration we will have, but whatever happens in the future, who knows, I can tell you that this administration will not impose quarantine,” he told reporters.
Several federal agencies have directly contradicted the president.
“The November 3 elections were the safest in US history,” several local and national electoral authorities, including the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), which reports to the Ministry of Homeland Security, said in a joint statement. “There is no evidence that a voting system deleted, lost or changed ballots or that it was hacked in any way.”
States have until December 8 to certify their elections and to elect voters for the Electoral College, which will officially elect the new US president on December 14.
The president refused to cooperate in the transfer of power to Biden, who will arrive at the White House on January 20, or to inform his successor on national security issues.