Joining other members of Donald Trump’s inner circle, US First Lady Melania Trump has also reportedly asked him to accept his loss and concede defeat to President-elect Joe Biden.
Donald Trump’s inner circle, including his wife Melania Trump, wants the US President to accept his loss and concede defeat to President-elect Joe Biden, as per reports.
“Virtually everyone in his inner circle, his closest advisers, including his family members, is fully aware that this is over,” Jonathan Karl of ABC News said. The ABC News journalist said there are conversations taking place that “include the first lady, about how to convince him to make something of a graceful exit.”
Although Melania has not publicly commented on the election, she has privately weighed in with her opinion, reported CNN. “She has offered it, as she often does,” the source was quoted as saying by a news agency.
Other than Melania, who campaigned for her husband’s re-election campaign, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and his senior adviser Jared Kushner also reportedly approached the President about conceding the election, sources told CNN.
It, however, added that Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller denied the report about Jared Kushner, tweeting, “The story is not true, Jared has advised @realDonaldTrump to pursue all available legal remedies to ensure accuracy.”
The US First Lady also took to Twitter on Sunday and said Americans deserve fair elections. “The American people deserve fair elections. Every legal – not illegal – vote should be counted. We must protect our democracy with complete transparency.”
Earlier, Trump said in a statement that Biden was “rushing to falsely pose as the winner” and that the race was “far from over”. Trump claimed that networks were helping the Democrat “falsely” pose as the winner and promised to fight the results in court.
Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in a closely contested election, securing his win by a victory in the state of Pennsylvania which took him past the electoral college threshold of 270 votes.