Trump to make first public speech since election loss as he doubles down on ‘rigged vote’ claim despite case CRUMBLING

DONALD Trump will speak at the White House on Friday afternoon for the first time since his election loss to Joe Biden as his multi-state legal battle continues to crumble.

The president will deliver his address from the Rose Garden at 4pm.

Trump will reportedly "provide an update on Operation Warp Speed," the White House said.

Ahead of the White House's announcement, Trump doubled down on his "rigged election" claims against Democrats, whom he falsely claimed preached "how unsafe and rigged" US presidential elections have been.

He also thanked his followers for their "tremendous support" and praised the "organic rallies" being held around the country – namely the "Million MAGA March" set to take place in Washington DC on Saturday.

"For years the Dems have been preaching how unsafe and rigged our elections have been," he tweeted on Friday morning.

"Now they are saying what a wonderful job the Trump Administration did in making 2020 the most secure election ever."

Moments after the announcement, NBC News projected Biden won Georgia.

As Trump prepared his public remarks, his multi-state legal fight over the election results continued to fall apart.

CNN reported on Friday that Trump campaign attorneys have dropped their lawsuit seeking a review of all ballot cast on Election Day in Arizona.

A Michigan judge also rejected an attempt to block the certification of a Biden win in Detroit, according to CNN anchor Jim Sciutto.

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar asked a federal judge on Thursday to dismiss the Trump campaign's lawsuit, which she slammed as "desperate and unfounded" lawsuit.

Boockvar reportedly won't order a recount of Election Day votes because "no statewide candidate was defeated by one-half of one percent or less of the votes cast."

A six-hour evidentiary hearing was held by a state judge in Maricopa County, Arizona on Thursday.

"Since the close of yesterday's hearing, the tabulation of votes statewide has rendered unnecessary a judicial ruling as to the presidential electors," wrote Trump campaign lawyer Kory Langhofer.

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