It’s a long-standing custom in American politics: Losing presidential candidates have conceded to their opponents for many years.
“Donald Trump is going to be our president,” stated the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton throughout her concession speech. “We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.”
But political analysts say President Donald Trump isn’t anticipated to concede in any respect.
“This is a fraud on the American public,” President Trump stated throughout an election speech. “This is an embarrassment to our country.”
While there’s no legislation that claims he has to concede, Trump would be the first presidential candidate in latest historical past to disregard the custom.
“It would be very unusual and certainly in the modern era,” stated Eric Schickler, a political science professor at UC Berkeley. “We have not had a case where a defeated candidate hasn’t recognized that the candidate lost the election.”
Schickler provides if Trump doesn’t concede within the coming weeks, his celebration should determine the subsequent strikes.
“I think the more important question becomes, what do other Republicans do,” he stated.