No politician in history has ever been happy to lose an election. But once it becomes clear that there is no pathway to victory, it is tradition for the loser to graciously concede. Donald Trump, however, has no interest in doing that and some think that he will never concede.
On Monday, Joe Biden received 306 votes from the electoral college. This essentially put a nail in Trump’s coffin and a number of GOP holdouts admitted the election was over. Still, there was no response from either Mitch McConnell or Kevin McCarthy. Vladimir Putin, though, did congratulate Biden. On Tuesday’s broadcast, the Morning Joe team mocked Republican leadership for letting the Russian president beat them to the punch.
Mika Brzezinski began “The Electoral College yesterday cast the formal vote to make Joe Biden the next president of the United States, confirming the 306 vote victory he secured five weeks ago and, with that, we finally got the recognition of Biden’s win that we have all been waiting for.”
A smiling Brzezinski continued, “This morning, the Kremlin announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin had sent a message of congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden.”
Scarborough responded, “Well, there it is. Let the confetti fall from the ceiling.” The Morning Joe host then noted that it was nice for McCarthy, “[to let Putin] get the word out first.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC:
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