Donald Trump plays golf as Joe Biden’s win is confirmed, is booed on return to White House

Saturday - 07/11/2020 21:05
Donald Trump returns to the White House. Picture: GettySource:Supplied
Donald Trump returns to the White House. Picture: GettySource:Supplied
As Joe Biden’s win was announced, US President Donald Trump did not seem in a rush to get back to the White House.

Crowds have booed Donald Trump as he arrived back at the White House where there have been scenes of celebration in the wake of Joe Biden’s win in the US presidential election. 

Mr Trump was on the green at his golf course in Sterling, Virginia at the time the result was announced.
 

 
US President Donald Trump (second from the right) golfs at Trump National Golf Club on November 7, 2020 in Sterling, Virginia. Picture: Olivier Duliery/AFP
US President Donald Trump (second from the right) golfs at Trump National Golf Club
on November 7, 2020 in Sterling, Virginia.
Picture: Olivier Duliery/AFPSource:AFP

 

He continued to play as celebrations broke out across America. Picture: Olivier Duliery/AFP
He continued to play as celebrations broke out across America. Picture: Olivier Duliery/AFPSource:AFP


Mr Trump eventually returned to the White House where mass celebrations have overtaken the streets.
 





 
A woman dances as people celebrate on Black Lives Matter plaza across from the White House in Washington, DC. Picture: Mandel Ngan/AFP
A woman dances as people celebrate on Black Lives Matter plaza across from the White House in Washington, DC.
Picture: Mandel Ngan/AFPSource:AFP


 

Mass crowds have turned up to celebrate in Black Lives Matter plaza in Washington. Picture: Alex Edelman / AFP
Mass crowds have turned up to celebrate in Black Lives Matter plaza in Washington.
Picture: Alex Edelman / AFPSource:AFP


 

Crowds have literally been dancing in the street. Picture: Eric Baradat/AFP
Crowds have literally been dancing in the street. Picture: Eric Baradat/AFPSource:AFP

 

Washington Post reporter Rebecca Tan tweeted footage of Mr Trump’s motorcade travelling through Washington streets as people booed.

“Lots of thumbs down and middle fingers up,” she added.
 


 

There have been wild scenes across the United States as Mr Biden’s supporters mark his victory.

News networks in the US this morning projected that Mr Biden would win the state of Pennsylvania. This has pushed him past the 270 electoral votes he needs to become America’s next president.

Mr Trump immediately released a statement indicating he would not concede the election.

“We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed,” Mr Trump said.

“The simple fact is this election is far from over.”
 

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Trump pointed out that states had not yet certified the results, and his campaign had launched multiple “legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor”.

However, near-complete results issued by each state showed an insurmountable lead for Mr Biden, allowing news networks to call the overall result, as they do every election.

Mr Trump followed up this statement with a tweet saying he won the election and that his observers were not allowed into counting rooms, which is not true.





A US media report claims Mr Trump has signalled the Secret Service may have to drag him from the White House “kicking and screaming”.

As Biden supporters flooded Twitter with memes and posts hashtagged #TrumpMeltdown and #You’reFired, Vanity Fair claimed Mr Trump was showing signs he had gone “full delusional”.

It tweeted that Mr Trump had “signalled to allies” that he’ll never concede and “plans to barricade himself in the Oval office and refuse to come out if Biden wins”.



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