The recount of presidential ballots in Wisconsin's two largest counties finished on Sunday, confirming that Democratic President-elect Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump in the key swing state by more than 20,000 votes. "We're trying to put the evidence in and the judges won't allow us to do it", Trump said. But he keeps insisting that the election was rigged.
"We won the election easily".
Trump has time till December 8 to challenge and resolve election disputes before the Electoral College meets on December 14 to formally declare the victor.
BBC Newsnight Policy Editor Lewis Goodall tweeted the recount in Wisconsin had cost Mr Trump's campaign $3million. In an opinion article published by USA Today, Raffensperger pointed out that he and his family voted for and donated to Trump, saying that he is "being thrown under the bus by" the president despite his support. Trump said he was "ashamed" that he endorsed Kemp, as he ranted on Fox News about losing the Georgia vote.
Asked if he saw a path to victory, he said: "I hope so".
"What he's running right now is a classic", Mr Rauch said.
It is the nearest Mr Trump has come to a concession.
The fact that his conspiracy theories have gained so much traction shows that Mr Trump's strategy has been effective at gaining support from Republicans - if not for overturning the election result.
Neera Tanden, president of the progressive Center for American Progress think tank, will be named director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Cecilia Rouse, a labor economist at Princeton University, would be named as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, the source said.
File photo: US President-elect Joe Biden delivers a pre-Thanksgiving speech at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, US, November 25, 2020.
Almost an hour into the interview, Mr Trump finally discussed the coronavirus pandemic that continues to spiral out of control.
Many European leaders watched with shock as Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement and the deal between world powers and Iran limiting Tehran's nuclear activities, imposed tariffs on EU goods and spurned multilateral bodies that Washington has backed for decades.
Trump, who was teeing it up on his own golf course in Virigina just before his Thanksgiving dinner, was overheard shouting: "I hate the f****** hole!" following an errant tee shot.