Donald Trump has been very consistent about one thing since last November; he didn’t lose the election. Of course, he did lose the election and it wasn’t all that close. But he has continued to tell people around him that he was defrauded and will one day be returned to office.
During Thursday’s interview with Sean Hannity, though, the former president seemed to be coming to grips with reality. And MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell said that some of his answers amounted to a concession.
Speaking to Rachel Maddow, O’Donnell remarked, “And this is big. Donald Trump finally conceded tonight, he delivered the concession speech. He did. Yes. Not making this up. To Sean Hannity on that hour. Here’s how it went. It’s not the traditional form. First of all, Sean Hannity said to him, more than once, began questions with, ‘if you were still president.’ And Donald Trump did not correct him.”
The MSNBC host continued, “Donald Trump went on and said words. I’m not going to say he answered the question, but he said words after the question mark. More than once: ‘If you were still president.’ And then towards the end of the discussion, Donald Trump actually said this about Joe Biden. ‘I want him to do well.’ Now that is — that’s in every concession speech. ‘I want him to do well.’ I mean, that’s it. That — there it is. The concession speech.”
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