When Donald Trump heard he lost the election to Joe Biden, he was on the golf course.
After being cooped up in the White House since Election Day, the president had traveled to his namesake golf club outside Washington to play a round of golf, like he had so many warm, sunny weekends during his presidency.
He was there at 11:25 a.m. when news outlets declared Democrat Joe Biden had secured the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House, cutting short Trump’s presidency after one term.
But Trump wasn’t ready to concede. A few minutes after the race was called, the campaign issued a prepared statement from the president, refusing to acknowledge Biden as the winner and continuing to offer vague, unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud.
“The simple fact is this election is far from over,” Trump said. “Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of