Donald Trump releases campaign-style video to overturn poll results, claims he got 'more votes than any president'
The video claimed that Trump had saved millions of jobs and the economy amid the pandemic and led the efforts to discover a vaccine at warp speed
President Donald Trump on Friday, December 11, faced a major blow as the Supreme Court rejected the lawsuit that was brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton challenging the election results in four key states that went to Joe Biden. The top court overwhelmingly trashed the initiative that many legal experts viewed as farce and the president could not hide his disappointment with the SCOTUS when he tweeted saying it really let him down and added that it lacked courage and wisdom.
The Supreme Court really let us down. No Wisdom, No Courage!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2020
The president, however, showed little signs that he was yet to give up. The same day, he also released a campaign-style video, not for the Senate runoff elections scheduled next month but in his own favor with an aim to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
The video claimed Trump “saved millions of jobs” and the economy in times of the pandemic and “led the effort to discover a vaccine at warp speed”. It said he received 74M votes, more than former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and was supported by people across races and communities. It then claimed that the incumbent’s “landslide victory” was marred by a voter fraud in which dead people voted and ballots appeared miraculously. Calling it an “outrage”, the video said the people of America “deserve to know the truth”.
Twitter blue-flagged the tweet saying the claim of election fraud in the post was disputed.
On November 7, four days after the election was held, the media in the US called for Biden. Trump, who had been apprehending the election would be rigged by mail-in voting, refused to concede on Election Night and in over a month since Biden was projected as the winner, he has been repeatedly alleging that the election was compromised and deployed his legal team to challenge it. His lawyers, however, have failed to bring in any relief for him. Biden won by more than seven million votes and has 306 Electoral College (EC) votes as against Trump’s 232. On Monday, December 14, the EC will meet to cast votes for the president and vice president.
Trump, however, also seemed to have acknowledged his defeat at the Supreme Court. In one post, he said: "Now that the Biden Administration will be a scandal plagued mess for years to come, it is much easier for the Supreme Court of the United States to follow the Constitution and do what everybody knows has to be done. They must show great Courage & Wisdom. Save the USA!!!”
Now that the Biden Administration will be a scandal plagued mess for years to come, it is much easier for the Supreme Court of the United States to follow the Constitution and do what everybody knows has to be done. They must show great Courage & Wisdom. Save the USA!!!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 11, 2020
Last month, the president gave his nod to the General Services Administration (GSA) to set the transition ball rolling though on Twitter, he also said that the GSA did not determine who would become the next president.
Remember, the GSA has been terrific, and Emily Murphy has done a great job, but the GSA does not determine who the next President of the United States will be.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2020
Trump was a favorite to win his re-election bid till around February but the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and the healthcare and economic crisis that came with it left his administration under a big challenge. The race riots and the administration’s response to them did not help Trump’s case either and eventually, the GOP leader failed to beat the odds to end up as a single-term president. He has nonetheless continued with his crusade and tried to instigate his supporters, many of whom also believe that Biden’s win was not legal.