Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney on Friday made some harsh words for President Trump, urging him to “put on the boy’s pants” and “admit the fact that he lost” – despite the races is not known in important battlefield states, including Pennsylvania.
Kenney and Philadelphia election officials held a press conference on Friday, saying the city is still “on” the remaining 40,000 votes to be tally, which could take “a few days” to complete, and Note that that figure does not include military and foreign. the ballots, will not be due by the city until November 10.
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But Kenney was asked if he felt Democrat Joe Biden candidate would eventually be declared the winner, replying: “Yes”.
“I think what the president needs to do, frankly, to put the boy’s pants back on and admit the fact that he lost and he needs to congratulate the winner, just like Jimmy Carter did. do, just as George HW Bush did, and, frankly, just like Al Gore did, and let’s stop this and let us move forward as a nation, ”said Kenney. “That is my feeling.”
He added: “I doubt he will listen to me, but that’s it.”
Kenney’s remarks come as Biden begins to take the lead in the remaining key battle states on the map – including Pennsylvania, and when sources close to the president say he has no plans of concessions right away.
A senior aide told Fox News that the president’s advisers gave him advice in both directions, some told Trump that giving in was the right thing to do and others pushing him. Continue to fight to ensure that voting is accurate and legal.
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The aide told Fox News the president was “simply skeptical.”
“He’s been warning about this for months,” said the aide. “The media didn’t take it seriously, and now, we’re here with the script.”
However, the aide said the president “might eventually give in.”
“He hasn’t been there yet,” added the aide.
Trump’s campaign has filed lawsuits in several states across the country this week, seeking access to track the poll. In Pennsylvania, an appellate court judge paved the way for Trump’s election campaign to observe more closely the passing of the Philadelphia County Election Commission’s votes.
Initially, poll followers were required to be at least 25 feet away from the table where everyone on the Pennsylvania Convention Center’s mail-scanning and absentee ballot task, but Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon’s The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ordered that “all candidates, candidates, followers or candidate representatives be present during the pass” and “be allowed to observe all facets. edge of the pass within 6 feet, while complying with all COVID-19 protocols, including masking and maintaining social outreach ”.
The order will be effective immediately or no later than 10:30 am EST on November 5.
The City of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Democratic Party have appealed the ruling to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which will decide whether to issue or reject the appeal.
“They’re attractive – I wonder why they’re attractive,” Trump said. “All we want is to have people see it while they make the board.”
The President added that places like “Detroit and Philadelphia cannot be responsible for designing the outcome of a very important presidential race.”
The President said that “it is not a question of who wins, the Republican or the Democrats. Joe, me. We cannot let that happen to our country ”.
He added: “We cannot be disappointed when something like this happens.”