With his unwillingness to concede to President-elect Joe Biden casting a shadow over the White House, President Trump again claimed he won the election he has been projected to lose. He also accused the drug maker Pfizer of deliberately delaying the release of its coronavirus vaccine data until after the election because of his efforts to lower the cost of prescription drugs.
“I won by the way, but, you know, we’ll find that out, almost 74 million votes,” Mr. Trump said during remarks from the White House press briefing room, which marked his fourth public appearance since Election Day. Mr. Biden has been projected to win nearly 80 million votes.
Joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma, the president denounced the pharmaceutical industry for running negative ads against him during the campaign and again accused drug companies of conspiring with the tech industry and the media to propel Mr. Biden to victory. The president-elect secured 306 electoral votes, while Mr. Trump won 232 electoral votes.
Mr. Trump also alleged that Pfizer deliberately withheld data about its coronavirus vaccine, saying “they waited and waited and waited” to release the