- Emerging reports suggest the controversy surrounding the outcome of the US election has not subsided
- President Donald Trump has made a comment that may threaten the US democratic process
- Some aides of the US president have reacted to his controversial statement
The acrimony over the outcome of the US presidential election has deepened further with Donald Trump reportedly threatening not to vacate the White House on inauguration day.
According to CNN, Trump made the threat when speaking with some advisers. The report stated that few aides of the president are alarmed over his comments.
However, a handful of people in the president circle doubt he will actually follow through on his threat.
An adviser said:
"He's going to leave. He's just lashing out."
Trump has continued to be in denial about his election loss. He has alleged that Biden stole the election through widespread voter fraud.
The president has, however, failed to provide evidence to back his claims.
In other US politics news, Briefly.co.za recently reported that United States President-elect Joe Biden's persistent cough while giving a speech shortly after the Electoral College victory has raised concerns among people across the world.
According to the The Independent, the 78-year-old's speech was marred by persistent bouts of coughing and throat-clearing, as he attacked incumbent Donald Trump over his efforts to undermine his win.
“More than 81 million of the votes in the election were cast for me and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. That too is a record, more than any ticket has received in US history. It represented a winning margin of more than seven million votes over the number of votes cast for my opponent (Trump)," said Biden.
During his speech, the Democrat, who is set to become the oldest US president in history, was forced to clear his throat several times, worrying netizens.
"Jeez! Somebody hand him a glass of water!" American filmmaker Michael Moore tweeted.
"Watching Biden's speech from tonight. He looks absolutely terrible. He looks tired and sick, he's repeatedly coughing and having to clear his throat. He was also condescending, arrogant and divisive toward Conservatives," journalist Ryan Saavedra noted.
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