President TrumpDonald John TrumpViolence erupts between counter-protestors, Trump supporters following DC rally Biden considering King for director of national intelligence: report Here are the 17 GOP women newly elected to the House this year MORE’s personal attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiSunday shows preview: Biden team gears up for transition, Trump legal battles continue and pandemic rages on Trump puts Giuliani in charge of election lawsuits: report Trump, Pence, Haley top GOP 2024 betting odds at Bovada MORE claimed on Sunday that the president was being “sarcastic” in an earlier tweet seemingly acknowledging that President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenViolence erupts between counter-protestors, Trump supporters following DC rally Biden considering King for director of national intelligence: report Here are the 17 GOP women newly elected to the House this year MORE had “won.”
“What he’s saying is more, I guess you would call it sarcastic or a comment on the terrible times in which we live, in which the media has said he won, but by going on to point out that it was illegal. Obviously, he’s contesting it vigorously in the courts,” Giuliani said on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures.”
“The media has tried to call the election, and they don’t have a legal right to call the election. It only, it gets decided by our electors, not by NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN and even Fox,” Giuliani added. “You don’t get the right to call it. I don’t get the right to call it. So he’s contesting it vigorously.”
The Trump campaign and his allies have repeatedly pushed back on projections by the media, which are based on ballot counts of votes cast nationally, that Biden won the election. The campaign has touted the same types of projections of Trump’s victories in states such as North Carolina. The campaign also never took issue with the same method of media projections when Trump won the presidency in 2016.
Trump has repeatedly touted conspiracy theories about the election, including in the tweet in which he said Biden had won. Shortly thereafter, Trump tweeted, “He only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA. I concede NOTHING! We have a long way to go. This was a RIGGED ELECTION!”
Trump has reportedly placed Giuliani in charge of lawsuits relating to the election as of this weekend, The New York Times reported, citing four people with knowledge of the decision.