In-law of President Donald Trump and White House aide, Jared Kushner has told others he’s approached President Trump, his father-in-law, about conceding defeat in the presidential election as the incumbent shows no signs of giving in, according to unnamed sources quoted by the Associated Press.
Kushner has told the president he should accept the outcome of the race — even if he won’t come to terms with how it was reached.
Joe Biden was widely projected Saturday to defeat Trump after days of closely watched ballot-counting in a number of battleground states, effectively bringing the hotly contested election to an end.
But Trump has dug in his heels, making unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud and the election being stolen from him, and vowing to take his fight to the courts.
Quoting unnamed people familiar with the matter, CNN said Trump has pushed aides to pursue legal challenges against the Biden victory and has instructed his adult children to support his claims by publicly casting doubt on the validity of the election results.
The network also reported a split among the president’s advisers with some pushing for a combative approach and others believing it would be futile, with the race having too clearly gone in his opponent’s favor.
Trump’s children have echoed their father’s combative tone, with Donald Trump Jr. tweeting Thursday: “The total lack of action from virtually all of the ‘2024 GOP hopefuls’ is pretty amazing. They have a perfect platform to show that they’re willing & able to fight but they will cower to the media mob instead. Don’t worry @realDonaldTrump will fight & they can watch as usual!”
Trump’s son Eric also chimed in with a tweet featuring a graphic about voter fraud and calling upon Republicans to “Fight against this fraud. Our voters will never forget you if your [sic] sheep!”