24 Nov 2020

'Trump has conceded in everything but words' - Sopel

From Checkpoint, 5:17 pm on 24 November 2020

After weeks of defiance, or some would argue, denial, Donald Trump has started making steps towards conceding defeat.

He has authorised the federal agency that handles the transition of power to allow President Elect Joe Biden access to resources.

The Trump campaign's legal efforts to overturn the election have almost entirely failed in key battleground states.

However, Trump has continued to tweet, saying: "Our case STRONGLY [sic] continues, we will keep up the good fight, and I believe we will prevail!"

But he also confirmed he had recommended handover protocols commence.

Jon Sopel is the BBC's North America Editor. Lisa Owen asked him if this means Donald Trump has accepted he has lost.