President Trump falsely and flat-out claimed in an all-caps tweet late Sunday night that he won the election. The tweet was quickly flagged by Twitter, which said, “Official sources called this election differently.
The tweet culminated a day in which Mr. Trump worked to take back an apparent acknowledgement that Joe Biden had won the White House.
Mr. Trump’s earlier comments had given some critics and supporters hope that the White House was ready to begin working on a transition with Mr. Biden’s team. Not so fast, Mr. Trump would soon make clear.
Mr. Trump, without using Mr. Biden’s name but referring to him, said “He won” as part of a tweet that made baseless claims about a “rigged” election. But as the president saw that his comments were being interpreted as his first public acknowledgment of a Biden victory, Mr. Trump quickly reversed course.