This shouldn't be news but it is. More than seven months after losing the election to Joe Biden, Donald Trump finally admitted he didn't win the election.
“Shockingly, we were supposed to win easily at 64 million votes, and we got 75 million votes, and we didn't win,” Trump said in a rambling phone interview Wednesday night with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “But let's see what happens on that.” Joe Biden got 81 million votes.
Trump didn't quite say "I lost" or "I didn't win"; he spread the blame for defeat around by saying "we didn't win". In a quote attributed to John F. Kennedy, it is said "victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
As noted in another article in The SelectSmart.com Post ‘He’s screwed over so many publishers’: Trump confronts a skeptical book industry, book publishers are reluctant to publish the memoirs of a former US president who cannot even admit he was defeated in the election: “[I]t would be too hard to get a book that was factually accurate, actually,” said one major figure in the book publishing industry, explaining their reluctance to publish Trump. “That would be the problem. If he can’t even admit that he lost the election, then how do you publish that?”
Politico reported the publisher remarks earlier this week. They also reported how unusual it is for a former president not to have a book deal lined up soon after leaving office. Even Jared Kushner landed a deal for a book about his White House experience. Perhaps Trump got the message so he finally admitted the obvious.
Trump's admission to Sean Hannity must have come as a quite a shock to the 53% of Republicans who still believe that Trump actually won the election. Trump did provide these deadenders a glimmer of home with the vague comment, “but let's see what happens on that.”