United States President Donald Trump on 4 November thanked Americans for the tremendous support which they have shown for his re-election bid. However, Trump suggested irregularities in the vote count and said he would challenge it in the Supreme Court.
Speaking in the East Room of the White House, Trump told a limited gathering: “I thank the American people for their tremendous support. A very sad group of people is trying to disenfranchise (people who voted for me) and we won’t stand for this… The results tonight have been phenomenal.”
Trump thanked his family and friends and said, “We were getting ready for a big celebration. We were winning everything, and all of a sudden it was just called off.”
“This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to our country. It’s a very sad moment to me, a very sad moment, and we are going to win this,” he added.
Trump suggested a legal challenge to the results and said that he will be going to the Supreme Court.
“We’ll be going to the US Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop. We don’t want them to find any ballots at 4 in the morning and add them to the list,” the President said.
“As far as I’m concerned we already have won this, so I want to thank all of our supporters and I want to thank everybody that worked with us,” he added.
“We’re going to protect the integrity of the vote,” said Pence, Trump’s running mate and incumbent vice president. “We are on the road to victory,” he added.
Trump, meanwhile, boasted about his win in the key state of Florida and said: “We didn’t (just) win it, we won it by a lot.”
He talked about his impending win in another swing state of Pennsylvania. Earlier, Democratic rival Joe Biden too had claimed the lead in the crucial state.