Trump has 'NOT conceded' 2020 election and says 'world is watching' as he teases 2024 run

DONALD Trump still refuses to concede the 2020 election and said the “world is watching” as he once again teased a run for the White House in 2024.

Trump's comments on Monday came days after he appeared to admit that he did not win the November vote.

The former president told the Christian Broadcasting Network that he has not conceded the 2020 election.

He said: "No, I never admitted defeat. No, I never, The word is 'concede' and I have not conceded."

For several months, Trump has repeated baseless allegations that there was widespread voter fraud and the election was “stolen” from him.

He said: "You know, we were always known for free and fair elections. Well, it turns out they weren’t free and they weren’t fair and the world is watching."

Trump didn’t give a clear answer on whether he would run for Speaker in 2022 amid mounting speculation, The Washington Examiner reports.

GOP congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is among Republicans calling for Trump to run for the House.

They are pushing for him to replace Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker so he could potentially impeach Biden. 

The former president is expected to support pro-Trump candidates that are standing for Congress as the GOP tries to retake both the Senate and the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterms.

However, a snap poll published on Monday revealed that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is currently beating Trump with a 74 percent GOP approval rating.

The early poll of Republican voters put DeSantis narrowly ahead of the former president who received the backing of 71 percent of those questioned.

The poll was conducted at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver over the weekend with 371 people surveyed.

A total of 275 voted for DeSantis while Trump received 265 votes.

Last week, Trump appeared to admit defeat for the first time during an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity.

Trump said: "We were supposed to win easily, 64million votes (in 2016). We got 75million votes (in 2020) and we didn't win, but let's see what happens on that."

The former president will hold rallies in the battleground states of Ohio and Florida over the next fortnight.

He will go to Cleveland on Saturday, June 26, followed by a MAGA event in Tampa, Florida on July 3.

Trump is due to appear alongside Max Miller – a candidate who is challenging Rep. Anthony Gonzalez in the state.

Gonzalez was one of few lawmakers who voted to impeach Trump.

Trump branded the 2020 election as a “scam” as he marked his 75th birthday earlier this month.

He accused Pennsylvania Republicans of being “stupid, corrupt, or naïve” by refusing to back his allegations of voter fraud.

He issued a warning to the lawmakers as he repeated calls for an audit of the state’s votes and claimed that if the GOP state senators continued along “this path of resistance,” they would be voted out of office. 

Almost a third of Republicans believe a far-fetched conspiracy that the former president will be “reinstated” as president by the end of the year.

The survey, conducted by Politico/Morning Consult, found that 29 percent of self-identified Republicans believe it will be very or somewhat likely that Trump will reassume the role of the commander-in-chief.

His firm supporters, like MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, have also touted this unfounded theory.

In May, Trump teased that his supporters would be “very happy” with his decision on whether to run for president in 2024.

When quizzed by firebrand Candace Owens, Trump responded: "The answer is I'm absolutely enthused.

"I look forward to doing an announcement at the right time.

"As you know, it's very early. But I think people are going to be very, very happy when I make a certain announcement."

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