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Trump still claims he won election in second public appearance since losing

Donald Trump has again insisted he won the US presidential election in his second public appearance since losing to Joe Biden a fortnight ago.

The President of the United States made the claim at the White House Friday – only the second time he has spoken publicly since Biden was declared winner on Saturday November 7.

Trump said: ‘Big pharma ran billions of dollars of negative ads against me during the campaign, which I won by the way.

‘But, you know, you’ll find that out. Almost 74 million votes. we had big pharma…the media…big tech…a lot of dishonesty against us.’

Trump left afterwards without taking any journalists’ questions about his claim to have won the contest.

Trump has repeatedly refused to concede the election result to Joe Biden, and made repeated but unfounded claims the result was fraudulent.

The success-obsessed president faces the ignominy of becoming only the 11th president in United States history to be voted out of office after a single term.

Earlier on Friday, officials in Georgia confirmed that Joe Biden had won the state for his Democrat party for the first time since Bill Clinton clinched it in 1992.

Biden also flipped Arizona – a traditionally Republican state. And he managed to win back Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania – traditionally Democrat states that Trump flipped Republican in the 2016 election.

Many White House aides – now said to include his daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner – privately accept that Trump has lost.

But several key cronies continue to convince Trump otherwise.

The president’s legal fixer Rudy Giuliani held a rambling press conference Thursday unveiling plans to mount legal challenges to election results in various US states.

Trump and another of his legal advisers, Sidney Powell, are said to be convinced that voting machines from a manufacturer called Dominion are behind the alleged scam, although they have yet to produce any solid evidence to support their claims.

President-elect Joe Biden has dismissed Trump’s fraud claims, and says his plans to become 46th President of the United States on January 20 are well underway.

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