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For Trump, a nightmarish weekend of defiance and defeat

US President Donald Trump returns to the White House after a golf round on November 7, 2020 that came as TV networks were declaring Joe Biden the president-elect © AFP/File / ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS

Washington, United States, Nov 8 – His brow furrowed, shoulders slightly slumped, Donald Trump seemed alone Saturday on his golf course near Washington.

It was the physical reflection of a nightmarish weekend marked by his clear electoral defeat to Joe Biden and by the resounding cheers from the Democrat’s supporters massed outside the White House.

–8:20 am Saturday: The day began with the wearying tension of a still unresolved race weighing on Americans nationwide. It was the fourth day of waiting for excruciatingly slow-arriving results, and Trump had railed on Twitter against the swelling projections of his defeat. As he has often done, he started the day with a series of angry and defiant tweets, messages immediately flagged as “misleading” by the social media platform.

His last tweet before every major US network declared that he had lost to Biden: “I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!”

– Clenched jaw –

–At 10:00 am, the presidential motorcade left the White House under a brilliant blue sky, Trump’s first time out of the historic residence since election night, Tuesday.

In dark gray pants, a gray jacket and a white “Make America Great Again” hat, Trump soon arrived at his golf club across the Potomac River in Sterling, Virginia.

From the side of the road, as the motorcade passed, one person held a sign that might have been seen to augur ill: “Good Riddance.”

The decision to go golfing as America — and the world — remained in agonizing suspense over the election outcome struck many as odd, to say the least.

For Trump, a nightmarish weekend of defiance and defeat

Donald Trump is seen at his golf course in Sterling, Virginia, on November 7, 2020 © AFP/File / Olivier DOULIERY

Photographers were able to take pictures from a distance of the president — a skilled golfer — riding in one of two white golf carts. Afterward, he returned to the clubhouse and posed for photos with a pair of surprised newlyweds. But there were no pictures of the moment he learned that his defeat was being announced around the world.

Meantime, a statement from his campaign that was clearly prepared in advance insisted Trump had won and accused Biden of “rushing to falsely pose as Read More…For Trump, a nightmarish weekend of defiance and defeat  For Trump, a nightmarish weekend of defiance and defeat  For Trump, a nightmarish weekend of defiance and defeat  For Trump, a nightmarish weekend of defiance and defeat