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'Dems Never Accepted My Win' Is What Trump Meant In Wallace Interview, Says Supporter

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President Donald Trump is sworn into office on January 20, 2017. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By Monday, 20 July 2020 06:36 PM Current | Bio | Archive

In what is being called “the interview heard round the world,” President Trump declined to say on Sunday that he would accept the results of the 2020 election and that he would “have to see.”

During the interview (which was conducted earlier in the week by Fox News’ Chris Wallace and aired Sunday night), Trump referred to mail-in voting (which he said would “rig the election”) and what he called “fake polls” (including the Fox News survey showing Joe Biden leading him by eight percentage points nationwide) as reasons for not promising to be a gracious loser.

But soon after the interview with Wallace aired, several supporters of the president were telling reporters that Trump’s chief reason for not promising to concede graciously if he loses was that he feels Democrats never accepted his election in 2016.

“Obviously, what he was saying was designed to ‘gin up’ the base,” one Trump backer from upstate New York who requested anonymity told Newsmax.

But, the same source insisted “[Trump] believes very strongly that he should not be held to conceding defeat if he loses because the Democrats never really conceded the election four years ago.”

The Trump backer pointed out that within days of his election in 2016, self-styled “Women in Pink Hats” funded by left-of-center organizations were marching against the president-elect.

In addition, the same source pointed out, sworn Trump enemies in various states tried unsuccessfully to persuade electors to be faithless and not cast votes for Trump in states he carried.

“He believes that many Democrats and opponents on the left never accepted his election,” the Trump backer told us, “So why should he promise to do what they wouldn’t do for him?”

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

 

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