Donald Trump has insisted he is not conceding the US election, despite seemingly acknowledging for the first time that Democrat Joe Biden had won.
“He won because the Election was Rigged,” he wrote on Twitter but minutes later said he was not conceding that he lost the 3 November election.
Mr Trump also repeated unsubstantiated claims of widespread election fraud.
While several legal disputes about the election remain to be heard in U.S. courts in several political battleground states, Trump already has lost numerous cases that alleged voting and vote-counting irregularities.
On Friday, election officials said the vote was the “most secure in American history” and there was “no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes or was in any way compromised”.
Nevertheless, Mr Trump had refused to acknowledge Mr Biden’s victory until – apparently – now.