Trump golfs as 2020 defeat is called, vows to continue fighting in court

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STERLING, Va. (WCBS 880) — President Donald Trump was seen golfing on Saturday as major news outlets projected that Joe Biden would win the 2020 election.

Shortly before his defeat was called, Trump began his Saturday by making unsubstantiated claims about voter fraud in key battleground states – that were immediately flagged by Twitter for presenting misleading information about the election – before heading off to one of his golf courses in Virginia.

Photos of the president at the golf course show him wearing a white “MAGA” baseball cap.

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U.S. President Donald Trump golfs at Trump National Golf Club, on November 7, 2020 in Sterling, Virginia. Photo credit Al Drago/Getty Images

CBS News reports that they believe the president was informed of the news, but that did not stop him from partaking in what they report to be his 209th golf outing as president.

According to CBS News, sources say the president is angry and disappointed by the results of the election. However, he has “resigned to the fact that the math was just simply not in his favor.”

Sources told CBS News that President Trump has no plans to concede.

In a statement, President Trump said “this election is far from over.”

“Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor,” the president wrote.

Trump’s team plans to start prosecuting their legal cases on Monday “to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated.”

It remains unclear what Trump plans to do moving forward, but Biden’s campaign has said that if the president does not exit the White House in January, “the United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out.”

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Photo credit U.S. President Donald Trump golfs at Trump National Golf Club, on November 7, 2020 in Sterling, Virginia. Photo credit Al Drago/Getty Images

As the president wrapped up his golf outing by around 2:30 p.m., The Associated Press reported crowds of people had showed up outside the golf course singing "Hey hey hey, goodbye" and chanting "Lock him up!"

Crowds gather outside the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, when President Donald Trump was seen golfing on Nov. 7, 2020. Photo credit Jack Gruber-USA TODAY
Photo credit Crowds gather outside the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, when President Donald Trump was seen golfing on Nov. 7, 2020. Photo credit Jack Gruber-USA TODAY

Crowds gather outside the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, when President Donald Trump was seen golfing on Nov. 7, 2020. Photo credit Jack Gruber-USA TODAY
Photo credit Crowds gather outside the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, when President Donald Trump was seen golfing on Nov. 7, 2020. Photo credit Jack Gruber-USA TODAY

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