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President Donald Trump called a reporter a “lightweight” before adding “I’m the President of the United States” after being asked if he would concede defeat if the electoral college honored the result of the 2020 Presidential Election, and elected Joe Biden as the next President of the USA.
There’s a transcript of these comments, below.
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President Trump condemned a reporter after being asked if he would concede the election if the Electoral College votes for Joe Biden. #CNN #NewsCNN YouTube Channel
What was said? The Transcript
Reporter: “Mr President, if the electoral college votes for Joe Biden on December 14th, will you concede the election?”
Trump: “It’s going to be a very hard thing to concede, because we know there was massive fraud. So, as to whether or not I can get this apparatus moving this quickly, because time isn’t on our side. Everything else is on our side. Facts are on our side. This was a massive fraud. This should never take place in this country. We’re like a third world country.”
Reporter: “Just to be clear, if the electoral college, votes for Joe Biden, will you concede?”
Trump: “Well, if they do, they’ve made a mistake, because this election was a fraud.”
Reporter: “But will you…”
Trump: “Just so you understand, this election was a fraud. I mean, they have Biden beating Obama – Obama’s vote – in areas that mattered in terms of the election. In swing states. And yet he’s losing to Obama all over the place. But he’s beating Obama in swing states, which are the states that mattered for the purposes of the election. So, no I can’t say that at all.
Trump: “I think it’s a possibility… they’re trying to… look when you people… don’t talk to me in that way, you’re just a lightweight, don’t talk to me that… don’t talk to… I’m the President of the United States. Don’t ever talk to the President that way!”
He moved onto another question.
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