A popular German-language news website provided a biting commentary on the controversial US presidential election, featuring President Donald Trump as a “squatter.” This is White’s criticism of his reluctance to commit to a peaceful transition of power if his House is taken by the Democrats. Candidate Joe Biden.
friday morning, Dell Spiegelshowed a camouflaged President Trump sitting inside the Oval Office, looking as if someone was preparing for war. The president, rifle in hand, has an angry frown on his face, while a smiling Biden portrait hangs behind him, shattered by a single fuming bullet hole. is simply read as “Der hausbesetzer” and means “squatting person” in English.
“What if [Trump] Even if he loses this election, he will be able to continue to play a prodigious role in American politics – as the leader of a ferocious opposition that does not recognize his successor. I cannot rule out the possibility of running.
“And maybe he will stay.”
While Biden is close to securing the 270 electoral votes needed to greenlight his way to the White House, there is no confirmation from the sitting president that he will concede if he ultimately loses. I didn’t.
Trump has repeatedly refused to say whether he will accept the results, instead questioning the validity of elections determined by mass mail-in ballots due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“You’ll have to see it,” Trump told host Chris Wallace in a July 19 interview with Fox News.
A month later, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany echoed the president’s comments, telling a press conference on Aug. 19 that Trump would “see what happens” in the November election before accepting the results. “The president has always said he’ll see what happens and then make a decision,” McEnany said.
Biden has 264 electoral votes to Trump’s 214 as of Friday afternoon, according to the Associated Press. Standout states include Alaska, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Newly-counted votes from the rest of Georgia and Pennsylvania counties were reported overnight, showing that both states had turned to Biden by a narrow margin. Biden has the upper hand until the final result is out.
The current situation marked a victory for Biden, and White House officials were reluctant to break the news to Trump, according to NBC News’ White House correspondent Harry Jackson. Questions remain as to whether Trump will concede if is officially declared the winner.
Der SpiegelFriday’s article satirized this uncertainty, portraying Trump as a “squatter,” or someone who lives in a home he doesn’t own, usually against the will of the rightful owner.
The wordplay speaks to both Trump’s reluctance to say he’s leaving the White House and his promise to continue to “play an extraordinary role in American politics.” Dell Spiegel the article points out. Trump received just under 48% of the popular vote, or more than 69.77 million votes. This surpasses his 62.98 million votes he received in the 2016 election.
Trump’s numbers show he continues to maintain a very loyal base as American voter turnout in the 2020 election is expected to hit its highest level in more than a century. . Speaking at the White House on Thursday night, Trump claimed the 2020 election would be “easily won” if “legal votes” counted, with a message claiming voter fraud was rampant. continued.
“His message was clear: I’m not going anywhere.” Dell Spiegel paper. “And in essence, he’s not wrong. He’s not going to just disappear. In fact, there’s little in the election results that he should.”