President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhitmer responds to Atlas: I won’t ‘be bullied into not following reputable scientists’ Obama: US ‘adversaries have seen us weakened’ Obama describes wife Michelle’s resistance to presidential ambitions MORE’s personal attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiGOP shows limited appetite for pursuing Biden probes Giuliani: Trump was being ‘sarcastic’ with tweet saying Biden won Sunday shows preview: Biden team gears up for transition, Trump legal battles continue and pandemic rages on MORE claimed on Sunday that the president was being “sarcastic” in an earlier tweet seemingly acknowledging that President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenObama: US ‘adversaries have seen us weakened’ US sees 1M new coronavirus cases in one week GOP shows limited appetite for pursuing Biden probes MORE had “won.”
“What he’s saying is more, I guess you would call it sarcastic or a comment on the terrible times in which we live, in which the media has said he won, but by going on to point out that it was illegal. Obviously, he’s contesting it vigorously in the courts,” Giuliani said on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures.”
“The media has tried to call the election, and they don’t have a legal right to call the election. It only, it gets decided by our electors, not by NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN and even Fox,” Giuliani added. “You don’t get the right to call it. I don’t get the right to call it. So he’s contesting it vigorously.”
The Trump campaign and his allies have repeatedly pushed back on projections by the media, which are based on ballot counts of votes cast nationally, that Biden won the election. The campaign has touted the same types of projections of Trump’s victories in states such as North Carolina. The campaign also never took issue with the same method of media projections when Trump won the presidency in 2016.
Trump has repeatedly touted conspiracy theories about the election, including in the tweet in which he said Biden had won. Shortly thereafter, Trump tweeted, “He only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA. I concede NOTHING! We have a long way to go. This was a RIGGED ELECTION!”
Trump has reportedly placed Giuliani in charge of lawsuits relating to the election as of this weekend, The New York Times reported, citing four people with knowledge of the decision.
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