Donald Trump finally hints at election loss, talks about Covid lockdown, vaccine

This is the closest Donald Trump has come to acknowledging that President-elect Joe Biden could succeed him.

Donald Trump leaves the podium after speaking at the White House. (File Photo: PTI)

In the first public remarks since Joe Biden was widely projected the winner last Saturday, Donald Trump insisted on Friday that he would never put the US into a Covid-19 lockdown, but said “time will tell” if another administration takes office in January and does so.

This is the closest he has come to acknowledging that President-elect Joe Biden could succeed him.

Amid a crush of new infections that has pushed daily case counts to record highs, Trump said he expects a coronavirus vaccine to be available for the entire population as soon as April.

“Ideally, we won’t go to a lockdown. I will not go, this administration will not be going to a lockdown… Hopefully the, the — uh — whatever happens in the future — who knows which administration will be. I guess time will tell,” Trump said on Friday.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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