Trump Says He Has ‘Not Conceded’ November’s Election


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Donald Trump made headlines on Monday when discussing the 2020 presidential election.

During an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Trump said he has “not conceded” the November election.

“I never admitted defeat,” Trump said. “No, I never, the word is ‘concede,’ [and] I have not conceded.”

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At another point in the interview, Trump was asked about rumors that he may try to become Speaker of the House in 2022.

“Well, I’ve heard the talk, and it’s getting more and more, but it’s not something that I would have considered, but it is — certainly, there is a lot of talk about it,” he said.

“I have a good relationship with [Rep.] Kevin [McCarthy], and hopefully, we will do everything traditionally,” he added.

“You know, we were always known for free and fair elections,” Trump continued. “Well, it turns out they weren’t free, and they weren’t fair, and the world is watching. So I have seen talk about that, but it’s nothing that I’ve ever considered.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Republicans are solely focused on reclaiming the majority in the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterm elections.

And take House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s gavel out of her hands.

Republicans need a net gain of 5 seats to regain the House majority in the midterms next November.

The GOP has another big advantage now: they are raking in historical amounts of money.

Republicans set a fundraising record for the third month in a row and now have $42.1 million in cash on hand with zero dollars in debt.

The National Republican Congressional Committee raised over $14 million in May as it builds resources toward next year’s elections.

The NRCC highlights that May was its third straight record-breaking fundraising month.

But the impressive $14 million haul included a transfer of $5 million from the Republican National Committee.

And the NRCC says it ended May with more than $42.1 million cash on hand – more than double the amount it had in its coffers at this point in the last election cycle – and zero debt.

“Americans are ready to do whatever is necessary to stop Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats’ socialist agenda. May’s record-breaking fundraising numbers are just the latest indication that House Republicans are primed to retake the majority,” NRCC Chairman Rep. Tom Emmer of Minnesota said.

For comparison, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reported having $32 million cash on hand with no debt at the beginning of May.

House Republicans have history on their side as they aim to regain the chamber.

The party that controls the White House, which is currently the Democrats, on average loses roughly 25 House seats in the midterm elections.

And the once-in-a-decade redistricting process – pegged to the 2020 census – is expected to generally favor Republicans over Democrats.

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon has also cooked up some interesting ideas.

“Our concept is that we’re going to have a sweeping victory, you can already see the momentum building in 2022. And our theory of the case is Donald Trump does not need to run for Congress and should not run for Congress as an individual congressman,” Bannon said.

“That’s ridiculous. What Donald Trump should do is after we win a sweeping victory, the House members should vote him as Speaker of the House, at least for some interim period of time. Not Kevin McCarthy, Donald Trump,” he added.

Bannon concluded: “Where Donald Trump takes the gavel from Nancy Pelosi and he immediately move to impeach Joe Biden.”

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