Staff Editorial: Will Donald Trump put on his big boy pants?


Staff Editorial

Imagine driving to the nearest polling station on Nov. 3rd and placing your vote for the candidate who you believe to be the most fit to lead our great nation.

Within a few days, after soundly exceeding the required number of electoral votes and receiving the most popular votes of any presidential candidate in American history, the challenger defeats the incumbent to become the 46th president of the U.S.

Nevertheless, you stand by and watch as numerous reports emerge that the sitting president (for now) is refusing to concede and instead pledges to open lawsuits in battleground states in an attempt to fight the election results tooth-and-nail.

Oh, wait… This is awkward.

It admittedly comes as no surprise that President Donald Trump has refused to concede the 2020 election – even going as far to not commit to a peaceful transition of power. Since early elections polls first indicated a second term was becoming increasingly less likely, Trump began declaring a Biden presidency would only occur through a rigged election

Despite what the polling data clearly validates, Trump and his fellow MAGA supporters are under the unyielding belief that they’ve indeed won the election, citing collusion within the Democratic party and widespread voter fraud.

From the lack of transparency and ballot-tampering, to extended deadlines and the “illegal” counting of absentee ballots, the Trump administration has now filed lawsuits in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona and Nevada – the key battleground states ultimately leading to his demise.

The most surprising outcome of this attack on our democracy is the growing number of GOP leaders who are expressing public support of these baseless legal claims. Most recently, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell stated, “President Trump is 100% within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options.”

Contrary to the incumbent’s allegations, the majority of political analysts and national law experts have all ubiquitously declared these voter fraud claims as unfounded and meritless.

With over 76 million Americans voting for Joe Biden, the evidence overwhelmingly suggests that Americans – more than ever – desired a calmer and more diplomatic next four years. In addition, as foreign leaders continue to come out in support of a Biden presidency, it is evident our allies feel the same way.

The last four years were full of highs and lows for the Land of the Free. That being said, Donald Trump must now put on his big boy pants and concede the election before he loses not only the respect of his party, but also the admiration of his supporters.