Will Donald Trump be seen in the public on January 20 when Joe Biden is sworn in as the new President of the United States? “I do not want to talk about that”, replied the principal concerned, Sunday. So far, his actions suggest not. And this despite a big blow to his company to challenge the results of the presidential election.
Friday, the Supreme Court with a conservative majority refused to take up an appeal formulated by the authorities of Texas which aimed to annul the results of four key states won by the Democratic candidate. The attorneys general of 17 states and more than 120 elected Republican Congressmen had supported this request on which Trump was betting heavily. Before that, about fifty complaints from his camp had failed in courts across the United States.
So that this Monday, the electoral college was to officially confirm, state by state, the election of Joe Biden. But the outgoing president is not giving up. “No, it’s not over,” he told Fox News on Sunday, repeating his unfounded accusations of electoral fraud. His team will continue the legal actions, he promised.
77% of Republicans believe there has been widespread fraud
He knows his supporters, several hundred of whom marched in Washington on Saturday, are behind him. What to tighten a little more its hold on the party. According to a Quinnipiac University study released Thursday, 77% of Republicans believe there was widespread fraud and 70% believe Joe Biden’s victory was not legitimate. Some plan to call the Democrat “presidential occupier” rather than “president”.
In the meantime, Donald Trump is still running the country and he is making it known. On Friday, he ordered the boss of the United States Medicines Agency to authorize the Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine before the end of the day, or to submit his resignation to him. He obtained satisfaction a few hours later, and the vaccination operation could be launched.
Internationally, Trump proudly announced the restoration of diplomatic relations between Israel and Morocco, the fourth Arab country to follow this path after the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan. With these successes in the Middle East, the Republican, whose presidency was marked by “impeachment” and the end of his mandate paralyzed by a health and economic disaster, finds some consolation.
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