- Donald Trump has made his first official appearance in public since losing the U.S. Presidential election to Joe Biden
- The outgoing President visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday
- Trump made no comments during the outing, despite spending the last few days tweeting baseless claims of voter fraud
- The soon-to-be-former leader claims the recent election was rigged, but so far hasn’t provided any proof to back up his claims
Donald Trump has made his first official appearance in public since losing the U.S. Presidential election to Joe Biden.
The President visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery as part of Veterans Day commemorations on Wednesday.
The outgoing leader also hasn’t appeared in public — withstanding some golf appearances — since being ousted as President.
Instead, Trump has remained in the White House, claiming without evidence that the election was rigged.
In his latest tweet, he made another unsubstantiated claim that Republican observers weren’t allowed to watch votes be counted in the key states of Pennsylvania and Michigan
Nobody wants to report that Pennsylvania and Michigan didn’t allow our Poll Watchers and/or Vote Observers to Watch or Observe. This is responsible for hundreds of thousands of votes that should not be allowed to count. Therefore, I easily win both states. Report the News!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2020
Similar to previous tweets, the social media platform has attached a warning that the President’s claims are disputed.
The soon-to-be-former President is yet to concede the election, despite Biden securing the necessary electoral college votes needed to win.
As of today, the Democratic nominee has won 290 electoral college votes compared to Trump’s 217, with 270 votes needed to become President.
Instead of conceding the loss, Trump has instead focused his efforts on instructing lawyers to contest the election results in key areas.
The latest target for litigation is the state of Michigan, where he trails Biden by 2.6 percentage points.
However, the only official recount which is set to take place is in the state of Georgia, and it’s not because of Trump’s claims of voter fraud.
Instead the recount is taking place as it is mandatory to do so in Georgia when the winning margin is less than 0.5 per cent.
At this stage, even if Georgia flips back to Trump during the recount, he won’t have enough electoral college votes to win the Presidency.