Philly Mayor: Trump ‘needs to… put his big boy pants on and… acknowledge the fact that he lost’
November 6, 2020
The race in Pennsylvania, a state Trump must win in order to gain a second term, is still too close to call with about 124,000 more ballots left to count as of Friday morning. As of 2:45 pm with 98% of estimated votes in, NPR reports that Biden currently holds a small but growing 13,662-vote lead over Trump in the Keystone State.
“You know, I think that the president needs to do is, frankly, put his big boy pants on and he needs to acknowledge the fact that he lost and he needs to congratulate the winner,” Mayor Jim Kenny told reporters at a midday press conference.
He then added that Trump should concede “just as Jimmy Carter did, just as George H.W. Bush did, and, frankly, just as Al Gore did—and stop this and let us move forward as a country.”
While the Trump campaign had prematurely declared victory in Pennsylvania, Biden is not officially declaring victory either but has said he is confident that he will ultimately win the election based on current trends in ballot counting.
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