Pressed about how long he will continue his longshot effort to overturn the results of the presidential election, President Donald Trump said Sunday during his first television interview since Election Day that he’s not planning on changing his mind about it anytime soon, days after his administration greenlighted President-elect Joe Biden to begin the transition.
WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 26: President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White … [+] House on Thanksgiving on November 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump had earlier made the traditional call to members of the military stationed abroad through video teleconference. (Photo by Erin Schaff – Pool/Getty Images)
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“It’s not like you’re going to change my mind,” Trump said during an interview Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on Sunday, dismissing hopes among Democrats—and some Republicans—the president would see the writing on the wall and concede soon.
“In other words, my mind will not change in six months,” Trump added, indicating the president may not acknowledge defeat before Biden is inaugurated on January 20th.
Trump’s legal effort to overturn the election results have failed at nearly every turn, but the president has held out on the hope a case will make its way to the Supreme Court—though it’s highly unlikely any lawsuit could negate Biden’s win.
On Thanksgiving, Trump appeared to indicate he would leave the White House if the Electoral College officially votes for Biden.