Trump’s name for Oz to declare victory is an echo of his personal effort to steal a victory in Pennsylvania within the 2020 basic election from President Joe Biden. Trump, forward within the vote depend on election night time in Pennsylvania and different states earlier than mail-in ballots had been counted, preemptively declared himself the winner of the presidential election. The then-president went on to lose Pennsylvania, and the election, as extra votes had been counted over the following days.

However Trump has by no means conceded that defeat, as a substitute promulgating baseless theories that the election was stolen from him in Pennsylvania and a handful of different key swing states. That bundle of conspiracy theories, usually referred to by opponents because the “Huge Lie,” prompted Trump supporters to storm the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in an effort to dam congressional certification of Biden’s Electoral School victory and stays widespread within the Republican Social gathering.