The Trump campaign on Monday said President Trump is “not backing down,” as his team mounts legal battles in a number of key battleground states where President-elect Joe Biden led by a razor-thin margin.
Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien held an all-staff meeting at Trump campaign headquarters Monday morning.
“He still is in this fight,” Stepien said, according to multiple people who were in the room. “There is a process.”
Stepien added: “Have patience.”
According to people in the room, Stepien thanked the Trump campaign staff for continuing to do their jobs, and gave them an update on legal challenges and recounts in key states.
President Trump gives two thumbs up to supporters as he departs after playing golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling Va., Sunday Nov. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
The Trump campaign has filed lawsuits in states like Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Georgia.
The Fox News Decision Desk called the race for Biden on Saturday after results in Pennsylvania and Nevada put him above the 270 electoral vote threshold necessary to clinch victory in the Electoral College.
Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have attempted to calm the public, insisting that all votes will be counted no matter how long it takes.
“It’s time for America to unite. And to heal,” Biden said in a statement after his win was declared.
Despite the ongoing legal battles, sources close to Trump told Fox News he plans to graciously concede and commit to a peaceful transfer of power, if the campaign’s legal challenges fail to open up a path for a second term.