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President of Czech Republic’s Zeman suggests Trump should concede defeat

(L) Czech President Milos Zeman © Reuters / Leonhard Foeger; (R) US President Donald Trump © Reuters / Carlos Barria

19 November, 2020.

Czech President Milos Zeman calls on US President Donald Trump to do the best thing in the wake of the recent elections and concede defeat and not to “embarrass” himself,

“I personally believe that it would be much more reasonable to give up, not to be embarrassing, and allow the new president to take office,” Zeman told the Parlamentni listy news outlet when asked about his take on the US president’s potentially best course of action following the November vote.

President Zeman was a European leader who spoke favourably of Trump before his election victory back in 2016. The Czech president, who is popular for his controversial views, is hnown to be a Trumper on a number of occasions, such as Washington’s decision of moving the US embassy to Jerusalem.

President Zeman already congratulated Joe Biden on his election win, adding that his success is a reflection of “a call of the American citizens for change.”

Still, the Czech president apparently is in no rush to pin high hopes on the prospective US leader. Speaking to Parlamentni listy, Zeman said one would need to wait at least half a year or a full year to be able to judge whether Biden’s presidency would improve relations between the US and Europe. “What you say before the election is not always the same to what you say and do after the vote,” he said.

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