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Defiant Trump says only “time will tell”

US President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Friday.
US President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Friday.

US: US President Donald Trump said Friday that “time will tell” if he remains President, in a momentary slip of his unprecedented refusal to concede his election defeat and help Democrat Joe Biden prepare to take power.

Trump broke his silence after a week without on-camera comments, speaking at a Rose Garden event to herald the imminent authorization of a coronavirus vaccine.During a short speech about the vaccine work, Trump insisted that he would never again call for a lockdown to curb the virus’ spread.

Then he added: “Hopefully, whatever happens in the future, who knows which administration it will be, I guess time will tell.”

The hint of doubt in Trump’s mind came despite him continuing to push a conspiracy theory that mass fraud -- for which no evidence exists -- robbed him of victory in the November 3 election.

On Friday, Trump tweeted thanks to supporters backing his claim that the “Election was Rigged” and said he might “stop by and say hello” at rallies planned in Washington on Saturday.

Throughout the post-election period, Trump has been absent in public at least from normal presidential duties and notably silent about dramatically soaring coronavirus infection rates around the country and steadily rising deaths.

He has only left the White House to play golf twice and to attend a brief Veterans’ Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.- AFP