Trump encourages meeting for Thanksgiving and calls it a “patriotic” gesture with which “to celebrate the joys of freedom”
The outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump, has acknowledged this Thursday that “it will be very difficult” to admit his defeat in the last presidential elections against the Democratic elect Joe Biden, and has insisted that if the authorities confirm the current results ” they will have made a mistake. “
On the occasion of the Thanksgiving holiday, in his first appearance before the press answering questions from journalists after speaking by videoconference with US troops abroad, Trump has clarified that despite this situation, he will “safely” leave the White House once the results are made official.
However, Trump has not missed the opportunity to continue insisting that the winner of the presidential elections on November 3 was he and that he also prevailed by a “tremendous” majority of votes, although the latest polls handled by the US media they give Biden about 80 million votes, almost seven million more than the Republican magnate would have obtained.
Thus, Trump has argued that the difficulty of admitting the results lies in the fact that “there was a massive fraud” and although he did not provide evidence of this, once again, as he has been doing in recent days, he has announced that in the coming weeks “things that happen” will be tested that will be “shocking to people”.
In just over half an hour with journalists, Trump has also had time to announce that “probably” on Saturday he will travel to the state of Georgia, where he could participate in some kind of political rally to support the two Republican candidates at stake in the second round. election for the Senate.
GATHERING THANKSGIVING, A GESTURE OF PATRIOTISM
Before his brief dialogue with some journalists, Trump has appeared in the White House gardens to give the annual speech for Thanksgiving, where he has indicated that the decision of the Americans to reunite with their loved ones supposes an act of ” faith “and” patriotism “with which to celebrate” the joys of freedom. “
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States asked the population a few days ago to discard their traditional family visits for Thanksgiving, due to the situation of the coronavirus pandemic, which in the In the last two weeks it has left more than two million cases throughout the country.
However, for Trump, “as we meet with our loved ones, we decide with constant faith and patriotism to celebrate the joys of freedom and to cherish the hope and peace of a better future ahead.”
“I encourage all Americans to come together, in homes and places of worship, to offer a prayer of thanks to God for our many blessings,” he said.
In addition to the medical experts, the president-elect, Joe Biden, also asked the American population for another effort on Wednesday and encouraged them to face these festivities in a different way than the previous ones, because although “the country is tired of fighting,” the “war” against the virus continues.
“We are at war with the virus, not with each other. This is the moment when we have to stand up, redouble our forces and re-commit to the fight,” Biden said from the city of Wilmington, in the state of Delaware.
More than 12.8 million people have contracted the disease in the United States, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, which puts deaths at more than 263,400, the highest figures in the world.