Trump acknowledges Biden won, still refuses to concede

Trump addresses claims made in Bob Woodward's bombshell book Rage at a White Press conference on Thursday, Sep. 10 - (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Donald Trump on Sunday acknowledged for the first time that Presidential-elect Joe Biden won the U.S. election. However, he made it clear that he would not concede and would push to challenge the election results which he branded as “rigged.”

President Trump posted a morning tweet, sharing a clip from a Jesse Watters Fox News segment. “He won because the election was Rigged,” and then he continued to blurt out his voter fraud claims on the Nov. 3 vote.

The chief executive’s comments on Twitter come on the heels of his campaign’s continued push to fight out the election results. The Trump administration, in fact, is holding out the formal transition processes in the White House.

“Many of the court cases being filed all over the Country are not ours, but rather those of people that have seen horrible abuses,” he said in another tweet. “Our big cases showing the unconstitutionality of the 2020 Election, & the outrage of things that were done to change the outcome, will soon be filed!”

He also intensified his attacks on the news media after several outlets in the United States projecting Joe Biden as the President-elect after winning Pennsylvania. Trump has since denounced polls showing him trailing Biden in key battleground states.

“Why does the fake news media continuously assume that Joe Biden will ascend to the Presidency, not even allowing our side to show, which we are just getting ready to do, how badly shattered and violated our great Constitution has been in the 2020 Election,” he said.

Twitter has disputed Trump’s numerous tweets about election fraud.

In a statement last week, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a federal agency that oversees U.S. election security, said the “November 3rd election was 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 agency added.

Despite this, thousands of ardent supporters of President Trump have turned out in Washington D.C., over the weekend backing his claims of voter fraud in the US election.

Violence, however, erupted hours later between the Trump supporters and counter-protesters.