Donald Trump was questioned whether he was a “sore loser” on Thursday night following the president’s 17-minute outburst over getting “cheated” out of an electoral win – a writer who had been engaged in numerous spats with Mr Trump in the past.
CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta brought up the question while Mr Trump’s back was turned after the president departed without taking any follow-up from the gathered media. Twice Acosta yelled out, “Are you a sore loser? “Before Mr Trump went missing down the hallway.
In the meeting, which was revealed without prior notice, the President alleged that the election had been “rigged” against him, again creating concerns regarding the mail-in ballots, which are leading to delays in the results. Mr Trump and Mr Biden remain neck-and-neck, though the Democrat has said that he believes he’s winning.
Claiming that there was “no blue wave”, Mr Trump said: “We won by historic numbers. And the pollsters got it knowingly wrong, they got it knowingly wrong. We had polls that were so ridiculous and everybody knew it at the time. There was no blue wave that they predicted.”
The White House briefing on Thursday took place after a long silence since he addressed a late briefing on the night of the election itself. Mr Trump’s campaign has since filed several lawsuits against the ongoing count of ballots in several states.
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