At the hand-off between MSNB hosts Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell, the ladder explained there was very serious breaking news: former President Donald Trump finally conceded the 2020 election to President Joe Biden.
While it's been eight months since the election, Trump has never been willing to admit that he lost. Wednesday night, however, June 16, 2021, Trump finally admitted it's over and that he wishes Joe Biden a successful presidency.
"And this is big," O'Donnell prefaced. "Donald Trump finally conceded tonight, he delivered the concession speech. He did. Yes. Not making this up. To Sean Hannity on that hour. Here's how it went. It's not the traditional form. First of all, Sean Hannity said to him, more than once, began questions with, 'if you were still president.' And Donald Trump did not correct him. Donald Trump went on and said words. I'm not going to say he answered the question, but he said words after the question mark. More than once: 'If you were still president.' And then towards the end of the discussion, Donald Trump actually said this about Joe Biden. 'I want him to do well.' Now that is — that's in every concession speech. 'I want him to do well.' I mean, that's it. That — there it is. The concession speech."
Another video of Trump shows him saying, "we didn't win but let's see what happens on that."
Among the other things Trump talked about, he sang the praises of the vaccine and of birds, which he said are being killed by windmills. Windmills, as you might recall, Trump said cause ear cancer.
See the videos below:
Trump: We didn’t win but let’s see what happened on that https://t.co/RYyxt3QJ7z— Acyn (@Acyn) 1623894927.0
Hannity tries to end the interview by asking Trump a softball about what he'll do differently if he runs in 2024. T… https://t.co/vCkBhR9ePV— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1623895458.0
Trump conceded? www.youtube.com
On CNN Wednesday, anchor Chris Cuomo tore into former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for suggesting that President Joe Biden is not tough enough on Vladimir Putin.
"Of course, Putin's work of weakening our country is being done for him, right? By the rabid right," said Cuomo. "Another sign of how pathetic our politics are, Trumpers who sat quiet while Trump tossed this country under the bus with Putin in Helsinki. He threw us under the bus. They said nothing. Now they say, Biden isn't being tough enough on Putin." He played a clip of Pompeo on Fox News.
"He is a trained propagandist, and you didn't have an American president standing up there and saying, wait a minute, that's not right," said Pompeo in the clip.
"Are you kidding me?" said Cuomo furiously. "I hope he runs for president. I really do. I hope he runs for president. I want to see somebody who will have an amazing pedigree, and Pompeo does. He does from West Point on, CIA, top diplomat. Are you kidding me? You want to be a leader and you're going to lie to Americans' faces like that? About how Biden didn't say anything strong enough? When you let Trump say that he believes Putin more than his own intel, and you said nothing. Come on. Come on!"
"When is it enough for you guys?" said Cuomo. "When are you going to say it's a game, we know it is BS, and we don't allow it in any other part of our life because this part matters."
Chris Cuomo slams Mike Pompeo for suggesting Biden is soft on Putin www.youtube.com
Former President Donald Trump joined Fox News host Sean Hannity Wednesday night to sing his own praises and declare that he was right about a litany of things.
His comments were similar to a news post that Trump's staff released on the website. One of those things he said he was 100 percent correct about was the power of hydroxychloroquine. Not only was he proven wrong about hydroxychloroquine, but some states that invested in the drug are also now losing money because they trusted Trump.
Oklahoma, for example, spent $2.6 million on the much-hyped drug to treat COVID-19. But when it came to May 2021, the state started scrambling to find places they could get rid of it before the drug expired.
"Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said Friday the state had reached an agreement with FFF Enterprises Inc. to take back the 1.2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine," reported Oklahoma Watch. "The agreement means the company won't face a lawsuit alleging the state overpaid for the drug, which is commonly used to treat lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and to prevent malaria. FFF denied overcharging the state."
"The state of Oklahoma is no longer interested in owning or possessing the products purchased from FFF Enterprises and has sought to return the products in exchange for a refund of total purchase price," the settlement agreement said, according to the report.
See the video of Trump below:
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