Philly Mayor Kenney: Trump needs to ‘put his big boy pants on’ and accept election results, report

By: - November 6, 2020 2:25 pm

At a news conference Friday, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney had some … very Philadelphia advice … for President Donald Trump as Democratic nominee Joe Biden continued to build his lead in the Keystone State.

“I think what the president needs to do is, frankly, put his big boy pants on. He needs to acknowledge the fact that he lost and he needs to congratulate the winner just as Jimmy Carter did, just as George H.W. Bush did and, frankly, just as Al Gore did and stop this and let us move forward as a country,” Kenney said according to KYW-TV.

Kenney dismissed Trump’s claims of fraud in the city as “baseless,” and added that “what we have seen here in Philadelphia is democracy — pure and simple,” the station reported.

Around 40,000 ballots remained to be counted in Philadelphia as of Friday afternoon, KYW-TV reported.

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John L. Micek
John L. Micek

A 3-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning political reporter, Micek’s career has taken him from small town meetings and Chicago City Hall to Congress and the Pennsylvania Capitol. His weekly column on U.S. politics is syndicated to 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. He also contributes commentary and analysis to broadcast outlets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Micek’s first novel, “Ordinary Angels,” was released in 2019 by Sunbury Press.