Donald Trump cancels planned attendance at the hearing


Actually, the trip was already firmly planned, journalists came to the White House to accompany the US President. But then Donald Trump cancels attending a hearing in Pennsylvania.

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 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 a speech given by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863.

Journalists accredited to the White House gathered on Wednesday to accompany Trump to Pennsylvania. But then they were told that the trip had been canceled. The trip was not on the official agenda of the White House.

80,000 votes ahead for Biden

Trump has been refusing to acknowledge his defeat in the November 3 presidential election to Democrat Joe Biden for weeks. The incumbent speaks without evidence of alleged massive election fraud. 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’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, employees and important government information.

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