Joe Biden won the 46th presidency election of the US defeating Trump. On Sunday, Donald Trump admitted the defeat by saying “He won because the election was rigged”. Hours after the statement the Hashtag #Trumpconceded began to trend on social platform.
Trump then defiantly tweeted, “He only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA. I Concede NOTHING! We have a long way to go. This was a RIGGED ELECTION!”
The contradictory response amid the global recognition of Joe Biden as the 46th President sparked violence in conflicts between Trump’s MAGA supporters, who rallied in the capital in support of the President’s view that the votes were “stolen” and Antifa activists who believe it is Trump who is trying to destroy the behest of the people.
Trump’s MAGA and Antifa activist, both posted videos to show the other side triggered the violence. However, instead of rebuking the clashes and calling for peace, the US president tweeted, “ANTIFA SCUM ran for the hill today when they tried attacking the people at the Trump Rally, because of those people aggressively fought back. Antifa waited until tonight, when 99% were gone, to attack innocent #MAGA people. DC police Get going – do your job and don’t hold back!!!”
Trump also continued to allege the election was rigged despite serially losing cases in courts, law firms representing his campaign bailing out in embarrassment, and even Republican officials in battleground states admitting he lost and is disputing acknowledging that there was no sign of widespread fraud that could overturn the results showing Biden has won.
There is now mounting concern that the violence in the US Capital implicitly condoned by Trump could ignite bigger clashes as he continues to dig in regardless of the consequences. In a startling description of Trump’s tactics, the German magazine Der Spiegel’s cover showed Trump igniting the country under the headline Der Feuerteufel (The Fire Devil) with a subheading that read “Ein Präsident setzt sein Land in Brand” — “A president sets fire to his country.”