One of the most talked about former U.S. presidents has not conceded the last election.
Donald Trump has still not accepted the November election outcome despite more than seven months having passed since the result was first announced.
“I never admitted defeat,” he said in a video shared on YouTube. “The word is concede [and] I have not conceded.”
BREAKING: President Donald Trump tells @dbrodyreports: “I never admitted defeat…I have not conceded.” Watch the rest of the interview on #TheWaterCooler today on #RealAmVoice @Justthenews pic.twitter.com/gknI9FDQH4— Real America’s Voice (RAV) (@RealAmVoice) June 21, 2021
The former president firmly believes he would have won a second term in the Oval Office, if then Vice President Mike Pence refused to certify Democrat Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory on Jan. 6.
“You would have found that you might very well have a different president right now had he [Pence] sent them back,” Trump said in another YouTube video. “If he did those legislatures—look at Pennsylvania now, look at Georgia, Arizona and others. They are all now looking at what happened during that election.”
The former president expressed deep disappointment with his second-in-command for not doing everything in his power to help win the last election.
“I have always liked Mike, and I am very disappointed that he did not send it back to the legislatures,” he said. “I felt that he had the right to send it back and he should have sent it back—that is my opinion.”
The 2020 Trump campaign backed these claims with multiple lawsuits that alleged massive voter fraud. Lawyers argued the election should have been decided with just 64 million votes counted. The former president maintains he exceeded this threshold by 11 million. However, nearly all of the nation’s courts refused to hear these matters, according to the Washington Examiner.
“You have more votes than you have voters in some cases,” the former president said.
“We were always known for free and fair elections, well, it turns out they were not free and they were not fair—and the world is watching,” he added in a different YouTube video.
When asked whether he would accept nomination as the Republican House speaker in the 2022 election, Trump refused to give a definitive answer.
“I have seen talk about that but it is nothing that I have ever considered,” he said. “I have a good relationship with [Rep.] Kevin [McCarthy] and, hopefully, we will do everything traditionally.”
He also refused to announce whether he would make a second tilt for the presidency at the 2024 election. He will continue to monitor the border crisis and the Biden administration’s policy of putting “America last.”
“I look at it and I see what is happening and I am not happy about it,” he said in another YouTube video. “We will be make that decision, and I think many people will be very happy with the decision I make.”