Actually, the trip was firmly planned. But then Donald Trump cancels attending a hearing in Pennsylvania. Instead, the US president called his representative Giuliani during the event.
US President Donald Trump’s camp continues its campaign against alleged election fraud in the presidential election. Trump’s private attorney Rudy Giuliani wanted to attend a hearing of Republican state senators in the state of Pennsylvania on fraud allegations on Wednesday, as Trump’s campaign team announced. According to media reports, Trump’s planned participation was canceled at short notice.
Among other things, the news channel CNN had previously reported that Trump would take part in the event in the city of Gettysburg. Gettysburg is best known as the site of an historic battle during the U.S. Civil War and for a speech given by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863.
Trump calls the hearing
Instead of attending, the US president called his lawyer Giuliani during the hearing. You can see the bizarre scenes in the above Video. To the applause of his supporters present in the hall, Trump renewed his claims over loudspeakers that the election had been stolen. Republican election observers, Trump said, would have had to use “binoculars” to monitor the vote count.
Trump has been refusing to acknowledge his defeat in the November 3 presidential election to Democrat Joe Biden for weeks. The incumbent speaks of alleged massive election fraud without any evidence. Electoral officials from Trump’s Republicans firmly reject this. On Wednesday, the President wrote in the short message service Twitter in capital letters and without any context: “Manipulated election!”.
Trump team fails with lawsuits against election results
Trump’s campaign team has already failed with a series of lawsuits against the outcome of the election. Richter repeatedly dismissed the allegations with clear words as baseless, including in Pennsylvania, where Biden had won by more than 80,000 votes. The election officer of the embattled key state in the eastern United States certified the election result on Tuesday.
Giuliani also announced hearings on alleged electoral fraud in Arizona and Michigan – two states that Biden had also won. The president’s refusal to acknowledge his electoral defeat has also met with growing criticism from Republicans. Observers fear that Trump could permanently undermine trust in the electoral system as a cornerstone of democracy.
Most recently, however, the government initiated a handover of official business to Biden. The newly elected president’s transition team, due to be sworn in on January 20, will have access to federal funds, government buildings, staff, and important government information.