Trump declares ‘phenomenal’ results

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 4 Nov, 2020 10:42 | < 1 min read
Donald Trump
Outgoing US President Donald Trump. PHOTO | AFP
Outgoing US President Donald Trump. PHOTO | AFP

Trump has taken the podium in the White House's East Room.

He starts by thanking his family, and the millions of supporters who turned out for him tonight.

"We were getting ready for a big celebration," he says. "We were winning everything."

Taking a triumphant tone, Trump celebrates his big win of the night in Florida.

"We didn't win it, we won it by a lot," he says.

He also claims a lead in Pennsylvania - just like rival Joe Biden did earlier on election night. It is still too early to determine a winner in the state.

Results are still coming in and both candidates are predicting a win. So for now, here's the story of the night in one simple line:

Trump is doing better than expected, and Joe Biden has failed to win those battleground states that count votes quickly, which means more uncertainty as we wait for a few key states.

Trump's campaign has responded to Twitter flagging a tweet from the president as "misleading", after he suggested rivals were trying to "steal" the election.

Trump tweeted: "We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election," shortly after his rival Joe Biden told supporters he expected to win.

Trump 2020 Communications Director Tim Murtaugh said: "Silicon Valley continues on its mission to censor and silence the president of the United States."

Trump, who has repeatedly questioned the integrity of the US electoral process in this cycle, offered no evidence for his claim.