It happened Friday in a news conference in which Trump discussed how the White House planned to handle the COVID-19 pandemic in the coming months.
“Ideally, we won’t go to a lockdown ― I will not go, this administration will not be going to a lockdown. Hopefully, the, uh, whatever happens in the future, who knows which administration it will be,” Trump said. “I guess time will tell.”
Trump: This Administration will not be going to a lockdown. Hopefully the uhh whatever happens in the future who knows which Administration will be, time will tell pic.twitter.com/q2GwwHHAYO
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) November 13, 2020
But not as far as the president is concerned. He has made all sorts of bizarre claims that he really won the race.
For instance, Trump on Friday took credit for what the Department of Homeland Security called the most secure election in U.S. history — and then he argued it was rigged.
The president’s comments attracted a lot of snarky political analysis from Twitter users.
Come on, buddy, you can do it. Just say the words, “The Biden Administration.”
— Mama_C2 (@mama_c2) November 13, 2020
“We’ll see what happens” is Trump’s tell for “every trick I’ve tried has failed and I have no control over the outcome” https://t.co/qt04snenSO
— Chris Espinosa (@cdespinosa) November 13, 2020
But one person suggested that Trump’s comment was probably as good as it’s going to get.
That’s the closest we’re getting to a concession speech.
— Ashlee Explains It All (@ash_says_what) November 13, 2020