Trump’s comments in a telephone interview with Fox News Channel suggested a growing resignation from the results of the November 3 election that handed over the White House to his Democratic opponent Biden, and came after another blow suffered by the Republican president’s team.
The ballot count in Wisconsin’s two largest counties ended Sunday, confirming biden won the disputed state by more than 20,000 votes.
Missouri Republican Senator Roy Blunt said that along with other high-ranking lawmakers they expect Biden to take the oath of office as president on January 20.
«We are working with Biden’s administration, the likely administration, both in the transition and in the endowment. We’re moving forward,» Blunt said in CNN’s State of the Union, though he failed to acknowledge that Trump lost.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is one of the few Republicans who refers to Biden as president-elect.
«The transition is the important thing. President Trump’s words aren’t that significant,» Hutchinson told «Fox News Sunday.»
Trump used his interview on Fox News Channel’s «Sunday Morning Futures» show to repeat allegations he has made without evidence of widespread voter fraud. }
His campaign and legal team have lost dozens of lawsuits by not convincing judges of electoral irregularities in states like Michigan, Georgia, Arizona and Nevada, all critical of Biden’s victory.
Trump was unclear what legal steps he will take now.
«The problem is that it’s hard to take him to the Supreme Court,» Trump said, without clarifying whether he thought the highest court would refuse to hear an appeal or if his campaign couldn’t even file one.
Biden won the presidential election with 306 Electoral College votes, many more than 270 required, compared to Trump’s 232. Biden also beat Trump for more than 6 million individual votes.