President Trump has vowed to return to the White House "in four years" if he fails to cling to his election fraud claims following Joe Biden's victory in the presidency.
The president hosted a Christmas reception at the White House Tuesday night teasing a run of 2024 and reiterating allegations that he was the real winner of the presidential race earlier this month.
“It's been an amazing four years. We're trying to work another four years, ”Trump told the crowd, which included many members of the Republican National Committee.
President Trump teased a run in 2024 at the White House Christmas party Tuesday night
Footage of the event was shared by a guest on social media and featured dozens of people – many not wearing masks – in the cross hall of the White House state floo
"Otherwise we'll see you in four years," he added, and called on the audience to cheer.
Trump was heard in front of the crowd in a video that former Oklahoma Republican Party leader Pam Pollard shared on social media.
The footage showed dozens of people huddled in the cross hall on the State Floor of the White House standing close together while listening to the President.
Many in the video weren't wearing masks.
Trump was filmed entering, waving to a crowd of cheering guests.
He then delivered a speech reiterating allegations of electoral fraud, despite the fact that his Attorney General Bill Barr had told the AP a few hours earlier that the Department of Justice had uncovered evidence of widespread electoral fraud and saw nothing that the President's findings of 2020 would change choice.
& # 39; It is certainly an unusual year. We won an election, but they don't like it, "Trump told the group, adding," I call it a rigged election and I always will. "
The video showed participants standing close together while listening to the president
The comments come days after Trump finally admitted he would step down if the electoral college voted for Biden later this month.
Since the election was held in Biden's favor, Trump had repeatedly claimed he was wrongly robbed and he had also teased a run of 2024 should he be forced to admit.
Former Oklahoma Republican Party leader Pam Pollard (pictured) shared a video of Trump's comments on social media
Tuesday night's party is one of several holiday receptions the Trumps will be holding this month to celebrate one final season before the president leaves office on January 20.
The celebrations come as coronavirus cases surge across the country as Washington D.C. Reduced the size of the gatherings and medical experts have asked people to cut down their vacation schedules to avoid super-spreader events.
The White House has been the site of at least one suspected COVID-19 superspreader event, and dozens of the president's aides, campaign workers and allies have tested positive on numerous outbreaks.
Trump himself was hospitalized for the virus in October, and the first lady and two of his sons tested positive. Numerous others had to be quarantined.
A person invited to a reception told DailyMail.com earlier Tuesday that the invitation did not mention face masks or any precautions related to COVID.
The White House's official Christmas tree is located in the Kreuzhalle and in the Blue Room as the centerpiece of the Christmas decorations – it has bright yellow ribbons in contrast to the red ribbons on the rest of the trees
The decorations in the red room are dedicated to first responders, frontline workers, and key employees such as grocery store employees
The holiday events range from tours of the Christmas decorations of the White House – Melania Trump unveiled her theme “America the Beautiful” on Monday – to cocktail receptions and black tie balls.
Invitations are sent to a wide variety of people, including President's supporters, White House staff and their families, donors, lawmakers, and officers on Capitol Hill.
The annual Convention Ball, a black tie event on December 10, is the biggest party of the season at the White House.
The Republican Party is paying for the events, the Washington Post reported, which can run into millions of dollars.
The White House calendar is here as workplaces across the country have precautionary canceled holiday gatherings and families have separate vacations due to the coronavirus.
White House parties this year will be smaller than in the past and COVID precautions will be taken, a first lady spokesman said.
“The Volkshaus will celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah while offering the safest environment. This includes smaller guest lists, masks that are required and available, social distancing on the White House grounds, and hand sanitizing stations across the State Floor, 'said Melania's chief of staff Stephanie Grisham.
She noted that the food will be individually coated and that all service staff will be wearing masks and gloves.
“Attending the parties will be a very personal decision. It has been a long tradition for people to visit and enjoy the cheerful and iconic decorations of the annual Christmas celebrations at the White House, ”Grisham said.
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