- President Donald Trump should have conceded defeat a day after the US election
- This was the opinion of Barack Obama on Monday, November 16
- Obama advised Trump to put aside his pride and personal interest for the nation
A former American leader, Barack Obama, has advised President Trump to put aside his pride and concede defeat in the United States (US) presidential election.
Obama believes Trump should have accepted his fate even a day after the election was concluded, Sky News reports.
He urged the president to put the nation first and be remembered as one who was humble enough to shelve his personal interests for the common good of all.
The former president opined:
"When your time is up then it's your job to put the country first and think beyond your own ego and your own interests, and your own disappointment.
"My advice to President Trump is, if you want at this late stage in the game to be remembered as somebody who put country first, it's time for you to do the same thing."
Obama expressed worry over the fact that many Republicans who should know better are egging the president on and supporting his unfounded claims.
Meanwhile, President Trump acknowledged that Joe Biden, his rival in the poll, won the election.
Trump, however, insisted that Biden won because the election was rigged. He made this position known in a tweet he posted on his Twitter page on Sunday, November 15.
He maintained that he won by a lot, adding that neither vote watchers nor observers were allowed.
President Trump in another couple of tweets also disclosed that he will not concede defeat to Biden, further alleging that the candidate of the Democratic Party only won "in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA".
Trump's refusal to concede defeat in the just-concluded presidential election is having a negative toll on America's international reputation.
Some experts in world politics are beginning to question the claim that US is a perfect template for democracy, while others believe that the stance of President Trump will produce serious consequences not only for the nation but also for Africa.
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