Former President Donald Trump
finally admitted a crucial fact during a rambling, off-the-rails phone interview
with Sean Hannity
on Fox News
: "We didn't win."
Trump conceded to his successor, President Joe Biden
, for the first time since the presidential election
more than seven months ago, but he also warned: "Let's see what happens on that."
“Shockingly, we were supposed to win easily with 64 million votes
, and we got 75 million votes, and we didn’t win, but let’s see what happens on that,” Trump told Hannity on Wednesday night.
Trump received 74.2 million votes, while Biden received 81.2 million votes and won the Electoral College 306-232.
Trump: We didn't win, but we'll see what happens on that pic.twitter.com/RYyxt3QJ7z — Acyn (@Acyn) June 17, 2021
Trump acknowledged on January 7 that Biden would take office on Inauguration Day, but he has repeatedly and unjustifiably claimed that the election was rigged and that he had “won in a landslide.” The Trump campaign lost 60 lawsuits challenging the results.
Trump also told Hannity that he is considering running for president in 2024, noting that "we caught 'em off guard in '16."
In other remarks, Trump falsely claimed that windmills
erected to provide power “kill everything” and only provide power intermittently. (He falsely claimed several times during his first presidential campaign that windmill-powered televisions repeatedly blink out whenever the wind stops blowing.)
He also claimed that while in office, he was subjected to "unfair" investigation
"after investigation," and he complained to Hannity that Chevrolets were not purchased in Berlin or Paris.
Trump also boasted that “nobody did as good a job with the pandemic
as we did.” Trump predicted early last year that COVID-19
would die out after 15 cases. The death toll
in the United States
from the pandemic reached 600,000 this week, the highest total in the world.