President of United States of America, Donald Trump has accepted losing the 2020 US election to arc-rival, Joe Biden in his latest speech.
Weetalknaija.com.ng understands Trump thinks a new administration different from his own, would emerge to impose a coronavirus lockdown in the U.S.
He spoke of this Friday, being his first public speech since Biden was projected as winner of the last Saturday presidential election.
Speaking at the White House Friday, Trump vowed not to impose a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, after one of Biden’s new advisers said earlier this week it may be the only option to tackle Covid.
“But he then conceded that the decision may be out of his hands in the near future. Trump said: ‘This administration will not go to a lock down…who knows which administration it will be, time will tell.’ Biden is on course to take over from Trump in January, although Trump has yet to acknowledge this. The president then repeated his favorite justification for avoiding lockdowns, saying ‘the cure cannot be worse than the disease, according to metro.co.uk.
Trump made the remarks after repeatedly refusing to accept Joe Biden’s victory in the November 3 election, and making ‘unfounded claims’ that the result was rigged.
Biden was named winner on Saturday, with several forecasters also calling Georgia for him on Friday.
Biden has 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232, with the president’s promised lawsuits to challenge the result running into increasing difficulty in recent days.
“Trump’s mention of lockdowns was his only reference to the presidential election. White House advisers say he privately concedes that he has lost, and that his attempts to frustrate the result are fast-failing”, the metro report claimed.
He spent the majority of Friday’s press conference giving an update on Covid vaccine efforts on Friday, saying: “The past nine months my administration has initiated the single greatest mobilisation in US history, numbers like nobody has ever seen before.
“No medical breakthrough has ever been achieved this quickly, this rapidly.
“Operation Warp Speed is unequalled and unrivalled anywhere in the world.’
Trump, who referred to Covid as the ‘China virus’ went on to make excuses for the surge in cases across the US, which some scientists have said is the third wave.