Donald Trump finally admits defeat in US election but claims it was "rigged"
Trump has finally admitted defeat.
For the first time since Biden was projected winner of the US election, Donald Trump has admitted defeat, while maintaining his baseless claims of voter fraud.
President Trump tweeted on Sunday: "He won because the Election was Rigged.
"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!"
Obviously, this is Trump at his usual level of wild inaccuracy on Twitter, and no evidence has been supplied to back up his claims of voter fraud.
Twitter flagged the tweet as containing misinformation, with its function that has been used on the vast majority of Trump's tweets since the election.
Before Sunday, Trump had repeatedly refused to accept defeat despite Biden passing the threshold of 270 electoral college votes, secured after Pennsylvania was projected blue.
As recently as Wednesday, Trump's secretary of state Mike Pompeo said there would be a "smooth transition to a second Trump administration", maintaining the notion that Trump would emerge victorious.
But the Trump camp appear to be accepting defeat, with this tweet, - albeit defiant and full of false excuses - acknowledging Biden's victory.
Numerous reports citing inside sources have claimed that Trump's mood has drastically changed in the past few days, with the president 'depressed' and 'worried about going to prison' following his departure from the white house.