Trump listens while delivering an update on the so-called Operation Warp Speed program at the White House. Reuters
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President Donald Trump still did not concede the election as he delivered his first public remarks since his defeat by President-elect Joe Biden and offered a rosy update on the race for a vaccine for the resurgent coronavirus.
Trump’s supporters will take to the streets on Saturday to back his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud as he considered legal challenges to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
Public health experts worry that Trump’s refusal to take aggressive action on the pandemic or to coordinate with the Biden team during the final two months of his presidency will only worsen the effects of the virus and hinder the nation’s ability to swiftly distribute a vaccine next year.
Trump has made little headway in the courts with his lawsuits and for the first time on Friday he began to sound doubtful about his prospects, telling reporters “time will tell” who occupies the White House from Jan.20.
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There have been other pro-Trump protests around the country since Biden was projected the winner on Nov.7, but they have been small and unfolded with few incidents.
The pro-Trump demonstrations in Washington and other cities are scheduled to feature a mix of the president’s backers, far-right personalities and members of the Oath Keepers militia and Proud Boys in a public display of support for his effort to stay in power.
Organisers have given the rallies various names, including the Million MAGA March, the March for Trump and Stop the Steal. MAGA is an acronym for the Trump campaign slogan “Make America Great Again.” Trump has tweeted his support.
Some left-wing groups are planning counter-demonstrations in Washington and other cities.
Biden further solidified his victory on Friday as results from Edison Research showed him winning Georgia, giving him a final tally of 306 Electoral College votes, far more than the 270 needed to be elected president and above Trump’s 232.
The 306 votes was equal to what Trump won in his 2016 victory over Hillary Clinton, which he then called a “landslide.”
Trump briefly appeared close to acknowledging the likelihood he will be leaving the White House in January during remarks at a White House event.
In a late night news conference, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert J. Contee said 47 of the 52 arrests to date were related to violations of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 6pm curfew, with 26 of those involving people arrested on US Capitol grounds.
Four people died during the chaos — one from gunshot wounds and three from medical emergencies — after hundreds of Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol in a bid to overturn his election defeat to Democrat Joe Biden.
The predawn attack struck without warning — bullseye! It looked like many others that were the work of a foreign adversary. Yet it wasn›t until mid-morning Wednesday when the dead-center hit was discovered by the intended target — me. And I only discovered the attack because I looked away from my
There were no TV cameras this time, no accusations of bad faith, or anyone tossing binders or storming out. Instead, unlike their December and January clashes in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump met Tuesday for 90 minutes with the Democratic leaders he’s dubbed “Chuck and Nancy” in what both sides called a productive discussion about a comprehensive infrastructure package.
An eight months pregnant British-Indian woman, was among more than 700 former UK Post Office staff who were wrongly targeted, imprisoned, and classified using a "racial slur," according to fresh prosecution documents released to campaigners.
An Asian gang of 7 people lured victims who planned to invest in trading the digital currency "Bitcoin," and seized Dhs320,000 from 5 people, in addition to seizing other amounts estimated at $1 billion.
Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter, “Today I received the employees of the Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Programme to thank them personally at Zabeel Palace… He who does not thank people does not thank God… I noticed a large number of comments praising their performance in various means of communication.”