Trump calls US ‘third world country’ in newest assault on election outcomes

Washington: President Donald Trump has likened the US to a “third world nation” as he blasted the “rigged” election, reiterating his unsubstantiated claims about widespread voter fraud within the presidential polls.

The election was a “shame to our nation”, Trump informed reporters on the Oval Workplace of the White Home on Monday throughout a ceremony to current the Presidential Medal of Freedom to wrestler and coach Dan Gable.

“It is like a third-world nation — these ballots pouring in from all over the place, utilizing equipment that no one is aware of possession, no one is aware of something about. They’ve ‘glitches’, as they name them. Glitches. The glitches weren’t glitches. They bought caught sending out hundreds of votes — all in opposition to me,” he stated.

Democratic chief Joe Biden received the November three presidential election over Trump, who is constant his authorized efforts to upend his victory. Trump, a Republican, has allowed the official begin of Biden’s transition to energy however has not but conceded defeat, alleging huge voter fraud and electoral malpractice.

Nonetheless, state election officers and the media have denied such large-scale fraud. Election officers in key battleground states have declared Biden the winner, giving him an unofficial 306-232 edge within the Electoral School that determines the result of US presidential contests.

The Trump marketing campaign has filed a number of lawsuits in a number of states, most of whom have been dismissed up to now.

“If you happen to have a look at the polls, it was a rigged election. You have a look at the totally different states. The election was completely rigged. It is a shame to our nation,” Trump informed reporters, responding to a query forward of the following week’s assembly of electors who would solid their vote, formally placing their stamp on Biden’s victory as the following US president.

“This was like from a third-world nation. I feel the case has been made. Now we discover out what we are able to do about it. However you may see numerous massive issues taking place over the following couple of days,” Trump stated.

In the meantime, Gable, who was awarded the Medal of Freedom, turned the primary wrestler within the US historical past to obtain the honour.

The Medal of Freedom is bestowed to “people who’ve made particularly meritorious contributions to the safety or nationwide pursuits of the US, to world peace, or to cultural or different vital public or personal endeavours,” in keeping with the White Home.