TRUMP CLAIMS FOREIGN LEADERS ‘COMPLAINED’ ABOUT POLL RESULTS
President Donald Trump suggested on Fox Business that several world leaders have supported his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud but neither Trump nor the White House offered any evidence of such conversations, Yelena Dzhanova reported for BusinessInsider.
Numerous world leaders have congratulated and recognized Joe Biden as the president-elect, almost immediately after the race was called for him, and even world leaders who have previously allied with Trump — including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson — have acknowledged Biden's victory. Moreover, it is not the business of foreign countries to complain about the conduct of elections in the US since it is a purely internal affair.
"You have leaders of countries that call me and say, 'That's the most messed up election we've ever seen,'" he said, speaking to Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo. Trump did not offer evidence to back up his claim that leaders called him and expressed their support. Additionally, the White House has not released any transcripts of such conversations, meaning Trump is again lying through his teeth.
Immediately after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the presidential race, several world leaders congratulated him on his victory. Among them was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who had tethered himself to Trump and has come to be regarded as one of his closest international allies. "Congratulations Joe Biden and Kamala Harris," Netanyahu tweeted. "Joe, we've had a long & warm personal relationship for nearly 40 years, and I know you as a great friend of Israel. I look forward to working with both of you to further strengthen the special alliance between the US and Israel."
In the days after Biden's victory was announced, Russia, North Korea, and China were notably silent on the results. That group narrowed after Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated Biden on November 25, over two weeks after the election was called. Russian President Vladimir Putin has avoided publicly congratulating Biden. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has remained silent on the election but Pyongyang has refrained from attacking Biden.