Trump Finally Admits That Biden Won…In a Way

Donald Trump has said for the first time that president-elect Joe Biden “won” the US election – but then clarified he is not conceding.

He made the original admission in a tweet along with more unfounded claims the vote was unfairly and deliberately stacked against him.

Mr Trump wrote of his soon-to-be successor: “He won because the election was rigged.

“NO VOTE WATCHERS OR OBSERVERS allowed, vote tabulated by a radical left privately owned company, Dominion, with a bad reputation & bum equipment that couldn’t even qualify for Texas (which I won by a lot!), the Fake & Silent Media, & more!”

It was a significant acknowledgement from Mr Trump, who – despite losing the Electoral College by 74 and popular vote by 5 million – has refused to accept the result.

But he later clarified in another tweet: “I concede NOTHING! We have a long way to go.”

Last week Mr Trump became the first president since 1992 to fail to get re-elected, following projections Mr Biden had successfully flipped the key states of Pennsylvania, Arizona and Georgia to win the White House.

Since then, the Republican incumbent has launched legal challenges and tried to undermine the validity of the result – but failed to produce any significant evidence of the mass ballot stuffing and voter fraud he is alleging.