President Trump is refusing to concede that he lost the 2020 election to President-elect Joe Biden, despite Biden's mounting lead in multiple key states and every TV network and major news organization declaring him the winner. Trump's allies are backing him, for now, echoing his evidence-free claims of systemic voter fraud. For example, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, acting in her "personal capacity," made such outlandish and baseless claims Monday about Democrats using fraud to beat Trump that Fox News felt obliged to cut away and offer a quick fact check.
In the last election, the 2018 midterms, McEnany — then spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee — went on Fox News to criticize Democrats for refusing to concede. "Democrats are being sore losers, and they refuse to acknowledge they lost the election, so what do they do?" she asked. "They cry malfeasance, wrongdoing, criminality, fraud." She wasn't alone, The Daily Show pointed out in a highlight reel Monday night. Fox News host Laura Ingraham said that "Democrats, more so than Republicans, seem to have a problem conceding defeat," and that is one of the milder statements.
Watch below to see some of Trump's most vocal non-concession defenders call Democrats sore losers for refusing to concede, for very familiar sounding reasons. Peter Weber
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