Trump says he’ll ‘fight like hell’ to hold on to presidency

Trump says he’ll ‘fight like hell’ to hold on to presidency
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally for Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David Perdue, at Dalton Regional Airport, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Dalton, Ga. Source: AP Photo
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Daily US Times: Donald Trump with mounting desperation, declared Monday night he would “fight like hell” to hold on the White House and appealed to Republican leaders to reverse his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden when they convene this week to confirm the Electoral College vote.

Electoral voters won by Biden are “not gonna take this White House!” Trump shouted as supporters cheered at an outdoor rally in Georgia.

The US President announced purpose for the trip was to boost Republican Senate candidates in Tuesday’s runoff election in the state, but he spent much of his speech complaining bitterly about his defeat in the election — which he insists he won “by a lot.”

Earlier, in Washington, Mr Trump pressed Republican lawmakers to formally object Wednesday at a joint session of Congress that is to confirm Joe Biden’s victory in the Electoral College.

Though he got nothing but cheers Monday night, the president’s attempt to overturn the result of the election is splitting the Republican Party. Some Republican lawmakers backing him are rushing ahead, despite an outpouring of condemnation from current and former party officials warning the effort is undermining Americans’ faith in democracy.

All 10 living former Pentagon chiefs wrote in an op-ed that “the time for questioning the results has passed.”

As Trump vows to ‘fight like hell’, it’s unclear the extent to which Trump’s fellow Republican leaders in Congress will be able to control Wednesday’s joint session, which could drag into the night, though the challenges to the election result are all but certain to fail.

The president himself is whipping up crowds for a Wednesday rally near the White House.

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