The Biden campaign said that Joe Biden would have an announcement to make around 4 p.m., and Biden did indeed emerge from his basement to call for unity and essentially declare victory, saying, “When the count is finished, we believe we will be the winners.”
In a Wednesday speech, #JoeBiden did not declare victory. But, in a show of confidence, said, “When the count is finished, we believe we will be the winners” https://t.co/8QLspOjmQb pic.twitter.com/tiNwzespL6
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 4, 2020
— New York Post (@nypost) November 4, 2020
Biden remarks were roughly 6 minutes. Kamala Harris was by his side but did not speak. Neither took questions afterward.
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) November 4, 2020
Biden basically declares victory, then says he’s not declaring victory.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) November 4, 2020
— John Ondrasik (@johnondrasik) November 4, 2020
He does this with everything, but yeah.
— Lucian (@lucianwords) November 4, 2020
So both camps have claimed the win. It’s up to the lawyers now. May the best team win and may God have mercy!
— An Approved Workman (@WorkmanApproved) November 4, 2020
Remember when they threatened President Trump not to declare victory ahead of time?
— Lucille Zimmerman ?? (@LucilleZ) November 4, 2020
And that was all we’ll be hearing from Biden Wednesday:
Biden campaign calls a lid for the day, meaning that it does not expect Biden to leave his house again today.
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) November 4, 2020
It's a great way to not answer questions, which I expect will be his next four years.
— I Might Be Donna (@RealDonnaConn) November 4, 2020
This is the 2020 I’m accustomed to. The hidin’ Biden.
— Everything Is Stupid (@JumboSlice10) November 4, 2020
He already left his basement 3 times this week. Time to rest up.
— Election Follower (@LeftistTears11) November 4, 2020
And they voted for this.
— sheriff spooky balls ?? (@badhombrette) November 4, 2020
This is basically what his administration would be like anyway ??♂️
— Some Call Me….Tim? (@TimothyRyans) November 4, 2020
Will he be calling lids when he is in the White House?
— Matthew Warren (@Matthew39207262) November 4, 2020
You will get that a lot of that he’s president. He clearly does not have the stamina or mental capacity for the role.
— SwissMissCJ (@caroljg007) November 4, 2020
He should accept his victory from his basement.
— My Handle Is (@DarylMoore) November 4, 2020
Let's pray this is his typical day if he gets in the White House
— The Penguin (@ThePenguinsBack) November 4, 2020
When Biden is inaugurated it will be the press calling a lid on covering his administration. https://t.co/y8dIc2k6FC
— BT (@back_ttys) November 4, 2020
And CNN’s Brian Stelter is upset that members of the Trump campaign aren’t taking questions:
They keep giving speeches to reporters and refusing to answer Q's https://t.co/7WyfLBOiFX
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 4, 2020