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Barack Obama: Donald Trump’s failure to admit defeat puts democracy at risk

BARACK OBAMA has warned that Donald Trump’s refusal to accept he lost the election is putting the US on a ‘dangerous path’.

The former president said he is not shocked that a man who ‘never admits loss’ is attempting to discredit Democrat Joe Biden’s win.

‘I’m more troubled by the fact that other Republican officials are going along with this, humouring him in this fashion,’ Mr Obama told CBS’s 60 Minutes. ‘It is one more step in delegitimising not just the incoming Biden administration but democracy generally.’

Mr Trump — who has made baseless claims of electoral fraud — had appeared to accept his rival’s victory in a tweet at the weekend. But later he wrote: ‘I WON THE ELECTION!’

He claimed the Democrats and the ‘Fake News Media’ were ‘trying to STEAL this Election’.