"Certainly I will. Certainly I will, and you know that", Trump calmly stated at the interaction's conclusion.
No concession is needed from Trump for Biden to become president, none has been offered and Trump may never admit he was beaten fair and square.
Showing that he intends to stay in the political fray until the end of his term, Trump said on Thursday he would travel on December 5 to Georgia, a once solidly Republican state he lost narrowly to Biden, to campaign for two Republican U.S. Senate candidates.
"States continue to certify those results, the Electoral College will soon meet to ratify that outcome", Gwin added.
"I think it's not right that he's trying to pick a Cabinet", Trump said, even though officials from both teams are already working together to get Biden's team up to speed.More news: Ontario records record daily high of 1855 new COVID-19 cases
The Electoral College, which determines the White House victor, will meet on December 14 to certify Biden's victory, with Biden receiving 306 votes to Trump's 232. "Don't ever talk to the president that way", Trump said to Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason.
The Electoral College vote and the ultimate declaration of the victor by Congress on January 6 are usually symbolic events, but since Trump has declined to concede, they may take on more significance this time.
"We're using computer equipment that can be hacked", he continued.
Trump then alleged "massive voter fraud" in Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Milwaukee, again promising to reveal evidence that, thus far at least, has not made his conspiracy theories any less ridiculous. Lawsuits filed by Trump campaign lawyers and Trump supporters disputing the election results have also crumbled in recent weeks.More news: Unknown source attacks oil tanker near Saudi Arabia
But regarding the series of legal challenges in multiple states, Trump said: "A lot of things [are] happening between now and January 20".
The General Services Administration began the formal transition process to a Biden presidency this week.
Several election law experts have pointed out that Trump does not have to concede. "Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same".
After Trump talked to troops around the world-one of his Thanksgiving traditions-the heated exchange at the White House briefing ignited when Mason pressed: "Sir, just to be clear, if the Electoral College votes for Joe Biden, will you concede?"
Trump announced he'd be travelling to Georgia to meet with what he said would be tens of thousands of supporters on December 5, ahead of two runoffs there that will likely determine whether Republicans or Democrats control the Senate.More news: Utah to play at Washington on Saturday, November 28