White House press secretary refuses to acknowledge election outcome


White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany refused to acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in a press briefing on Friday— her first press briefing since October 1 and since President Trump lost the election. Mr. Trump refuses to concede and continues promoting false claims of voter fraud.

“The president’s been very clear, he wants every legal vote to be counted,” McEnany said. She did not say when Mr. Trump would concede, but said there were “very real claims” of voter fraud without identifying any evidence. She repeatedly called Mr. Biden “the former vice president” instead of the president-elect.

McEnany declined to comment on ongoing campaign litigation, even though she has appeared on cable news networks in her capacity as a campaign adviser.

McEnany said during her briefing that Mr. Trump’s meeting with Republican lawmakers from Michigan on…

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