Who’s the Real Winner?

Concession: An Opinion Piece

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President-elect Joe Biden speaks on Saturday, Nov. 7 in Wilmington, Del. (Image source: Washington Post)

It’s been nearly three weeks since Joe Biden was projected winner of the presidential election yet incumbent President Donald Trump refuses to concede. Why? He claims the election was fraudulent. Conceding is a custom in which the person who has suffered a loss comes to terms with it and wishes the victor the best.

In an article from CNN, It’s mentioned that Trump tweeted, “He won because the Election was Rigged.” It seemed like a concession, and that’s what most thought. Trump later tweeted, “I concede NOTHING! We have a long way to go.” President Trump has made many baseless claims questioning the validity of the election before and after voters completed their ballots. He’s sowed seeds of doubt in the minds of many Americans that make it easier to believe that the election was “stolen” from him.  

Conceding is a custom in which the person who has suffered a loss comes to terms with it and wishes the victor the best.”

— Sihaam Nuur, KNWeb Editor

The president has holed himself up in the White House and hasn’t made many appearances, but he’s been present on social media and most notably, Twitter. He continues to deny reality and seems stunned. Trump and his administration are refusing the president-elect of a proper transition. Yes, he does have the right to challenge the election in a legal way but with facts and proper claims. His supporters have rallied to him by starting protests. 

President-elect Joe Biden has hopes for bringing the country back together. He says this is a time of healing in an article posted on the Washington Post website. We should celebrate this time of new firsts including our first South Asian and Jamaican female Vice President-elect, Kamala Harris. Never before has a woman nor a person of color held that position. America is currently in need of someone who can bring us back together, and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris can do just that if Trump will let them.

Sources: cnn.com/2020/11/15/politics/trump-biden-election

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