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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