Barack Obama says Republicans are "delegitimising" democracy by refusing to accept election defeat 2 weeks ago

Barack Obama says Republicans are "delegitimising" democracy by refusing to accept election defeat

Obama also said that the rise of Donald Trump was the racist reaction to having a "black man in the White House".

Barack Obama has said that Republicans are "delegitimising" democracy by refusing to accept defeat in the 2020 US presidential election.

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The former President of America said that Donald Trump doesn't like to lose, and "never admits loss".

Obama said: "I'm more troubled by the fact that other Republican officials who clearly know better are going along with this, are humouring him in this fashion.

"It is one more step in delegitimising not just the incoming Biden administration, but democracy in general. And that's a dangerous path."

Despite every major media outlet calling the election for Biden, Trump has refused to concede, and maintains that his team in fact won the election.

On Thursday, following multiple baseless claims about electoral fraud, the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) in the US released a statement calling last week's election “the most secure in American history”.

"There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised," the statement read.

In Obama's upcoming book, titled A Promised Land, he said that the rise of Donald Trump was the racist reaction to having a "black man in the White House".

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According to CNN, who obtained a copy of the book, he wrote: "It was as if my very presence in the White House had triggered a deep-seated panic, a sense that the natural order had been disrupted.

"Which is exactly what Donald Trump understood when he started peddling assertions that I had not been born in the United States and was thus an illegitimate president."