(USA Features) Former President Donald Trump said Monday he has never “conceded” that he lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden, and that if ongoing ballot audits uncover enough voter fraud to reverse the results it’ll be up to the public and “maybe politicians” to put him back in the Oval Office.
“No, I never admitted defeat,” Trump told Just the News’ “Water Cooler” show in an interview on Real America’s Voice.
“We have a lot of things happening right now … all you have to do is read the newspapers and see what’s coming out now,” he continued, adding that he has “not conceded” to Biden.
In a recent interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Trump said that “shockingly, we were supposed to win easily at 64 million votes and we got 75 million votes and we didn’t win, but let’s see what happens on that,” suggesting that ongoing ballot audits may turn up widespread fraud.
And if they do, which would be unprecedented, the former president said what happens next is out of his hands.
“If the election was fraudulent, people are gonna have to make up their own minds,” he said.
“It’s not gonna be up to me. It’s gonna be up to the public. It’s gonna be up to, perhaps, politicians. I don’t think there’s ever been a case like this where hundreds of thousands of votes will be found. So we’ll have to see what happens,” he told Water Cooler host David Brody.
The former president also said he was “disappointed” that then-Vice President Mike Pence did not return electoral results to states where they were being disputed, a criticism he has voiced more than once in the past.
“Well, I’ve always liked Mike, and I’m very disappointed that he didn’t send it back to the legislatures,” Trump told Brody.
“When you have more votes than you have voters in some cases and when you have the kind of things that are, that were known — in many cases they were known then, but they’re certainly getting better and better known now — I was disappointed that he didn’t send it back. I felt he had the right to send it back, and he should’ve sent it back,” the 45th president continued.
“That’s my opinion. I think you would have found that you might very well have a different president right now had he sent ’em back.”