Trump Retreats From Public Eye In Post-Election Fight

President Trump has gone a full week without making any public comments beyond his Twitter feed, a rare instance of extended absence as he refuses to concede the election.

Trump waited four days to make his first official appearance after Saturday’s projection that Joe Biden was the winner of the presidential race. He spent about 10 minutes attending a Veterans Day observance ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday.

The president has not made remarks on camera since Nov. 5, when he declared without evidence that the election was being stolen from him at a hastily scheduled press conference in the White House briefing room. He did not take questions, and has not fielded any from reporters or news hosts since a trip to his campaign headquarters on Election Day.

“I think that Trump has decided that he wants to let the lawsuits play out but he also knows that he can’t stop being president either,” said Republican strategist Ford O’Connell. “It’s now in the hands of the lawyers and canvassers.”

Read more from Morgan Chalfant and Brett Samuels at The Hill

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published this page in In The News 2020-11-17 11:43:24 -0500
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