First lady Melania Trump advised the president that it was time to accept him losing the election, a separate source familiar with the talks told CNN on Sunday.
The source pointed out that although the first lady did not comment publicly on the elections, she was particularly comfortable with her opinion. “I showed it as you often do,” the source said.
Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller denied in a tweet Sunday morning that Kushner had contacted Trump, despite CNN’s commitment to its reports. “This story is untrue,” Miller said. “Jared advised realDonaldTrump to follow all available legal procedures to ensure accuracy.”
“I will not calm down until the American people get the honest votes they deserve and that democracy demands,” Trump said in the statement, which makes clear that the campaign’s legal battle will begin on Monday.
Biden-Harris’ deputy campaign manager, Kate Bedingfield, said Saturday evening that there had been no contact between Biden and Trump, or any representatives of either campaign, as the race was called up earlier in the day.
Biden’s senior campaign advisor, Simon Sanders, told CNN correspondent Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” Sunday that “a number of Republicans from Hill have reached out to them,” but said, “I don’t think anyone from the White House has done that.” . “
This title and story have been updated with additional reports.
Caroline Kelly, Betsy Klein, Keith Allen, and Chandelis Duster of CNN contributed to this report.