Seems like Donald Trump is still having a hard time dealing with the reality of US Presidential election results and is yet to concede defeat. On Thursday, Trump lost his cool at a reporter during a Thanksgiving press conference who questioned him against his claims of election fraud. Notably, Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason asked Trump if he will concede when the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden. Also Read - Will Leave White House if Electoral College Declares Biden Victory, Says Trump
“Certainly I will (leave the White House) and you know that. But I think that there will be a lot of things happening now till January 20. Massive fraud has been found. We are like the third-world country — we are using computer equipment that could be hacked,” Trump replied. However, he added that if Biden is declared the winner, the Electoral College, “made a mistake, cause this election was a fraud.”
When pressed further if he would concede, Trump snapped at the reporter, calling him a ‘lightweight’ and said, ”Don’t talk to me that way. You’re just a lightweight. Don’t talk to me that way. I’m the president of the United States. Don’t ever talk to the president that way.”
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The video has gone viral on Twitter and many have commented how Trump has often insulted and demeaned journalists who ask questions that he doesn’t like.
Since losing the election to Joe Biden, Trump has kept a low profile, appearing on camera only a handful of times, and steering clear of reporters’ questions. He also announced that he would leave the White House but didn’t say if he will attend Biden’s inauguration which is customary for outgoing presidents.