White House plans for second Trump term despite re-election defeat, official says

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Trump has not yet accepted the US media’s announcement that his Democratic challenge, which Biden defeated in the November 3 presidential election, has not been accepted.

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  • Last updated: November 13, 2020, 11:25 p.m.
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The White House is planning to serve a second term despite the loss of President Donald Trump’s re-election, a senior official said Friday.

“We’re moving forward at the White House on the assumption that Trump will have a second term,” Peter Navarro, the president’s outgoing business adviser, told the Fox Business Network.

Trump has not yet accepted the US media’s announcement that his Democratic challenge, which Biden defeated in the November 3 presidential election, has not been accepted.

The president has since made some public appearances, launching legal challenges in several states, accusing them of electoral fraud, but without providing any evidence.

Reiterating the unsubstantiated claims made by Trump supporters, “What we are looking for here is an investigation into the growing number of allegations of fraud under certified ballots, certified ballots and affidavits signed by witnesses.”

Lamenting what he called “stupid deception”, Navarro said any speculation about what Biden could do about trade policy or China was “I think it’s fast now.”

Senior U.S. federal and state election officials said Thursday there was no evidence that hackers were able to manipulate the vote, and most world leaders congratulated Biden on his victory.

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