Trump family are all smiles as they join Donald for his White House announcement


The Trump family joined dad Donald in the early hours of Wednesday morning as the president made a statement to the nation in which he declared the election was a ‘fraud on the American people’.    

Sons Don Jr. and Eric, as well as daughters Ivanka and Tiffany, were joined by their partners in the East Room of the White House for the 2:30am speech. 

The family were all smiles ahead of the address following a glamorous election viewing party. Tiffany was joined by boyfriend Michael Boulos, Lara was on hand to support husband Eric and Kimberly Guilfoyle sat with Don Jr. 

First Lady Melania cut an elegant figure alongside her husband on stage after earlier footage showed her heading to vote in a $4,500 chain-print Gucci dress.

Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Lara Trump, Eric Trump, Tiffany Trump and Michael Boulos all appear on election night in the East Room of the White House in the early morning hours of Wednesday 

Lara Trump, Eric Trump, Tiffany Trump and Michael Boulos appear on election night in the East Room of the White House in the early morning hours of Wednesday morning. Donald Trump made a speech from the East Room of the White House at 2.30am where he declared victory and called the election a 'fraud on the American people'

Lara Trump, Eric Trump, Tiffany Trump and Michael Boulos appear on election night in the East Room of the White House in the early morning hours of Wednesday morning. Donald Trump made a speech from the East Room of the White House at 2.30am where he declared victory and called the election a ‘fraud on the American people’

The Trump family joined dad Donald in the early hours of Wednesday. From front to back: Ivanka Trump, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Lara Trump, Eric Trump, Tiffany Trump and Michael Boulos

The Trump family joined dad Donald in the early hours of Wednesday. From front to back: Ivanka Trump, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Lara Trump, Eric Trump, Tiffany Trump and Michael Boulos

First Lady Melania cut an elegant figure alongside her husband on stage. She applauds along with Vice President Mike Pence. The President said he was going to the Supreme Court to stop all vote counting immediately

First Lady Melania cut an elegant figure alongside her husband on stage. She applauds along with Vice President Mike Pence. The President said he was going to the Supreme Court to stop all vote counting immediately

Trump snatched the biggest electoral prize of the night before midnight Tuesday, as Fox News declared him the winner in Florida, Texas and Ohio

Trump snatched the biggest electoral prize of the night before midnight Tuesday, as Fox News declared him the winner in Florida, Texas and Ohio

Each of the Trump children and their partners cut a sophisticated look, opting for sharp suits. Tiffany stood out in a bright read trouser suit, while sister Ivanka opted for a black jacket. The Trumps, who had joined the president on his final rallies through the week, watched on as he said: 'This is a fraud on the American public, this is an embarrassment to our country, we were getting ready to win this election, frankly we did win this election'

Each of the Trump children and their partners cut a sophisticated look, opting for sharp suits. Tiffany stood out in a bright read trouser suit, while sister Ivanka opted for a black jacket. The Trumps, who had joined the president on his final rallies through the week, watched on as he said: ‘This is a fraud on the American public, this is an embarrassment to our country, we were getting ready to win this election, frankly we did win this election’

Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump appear on election night in the East Room of the White House

Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump appear on election night in the East Room of the White House

Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump appear on election night in the East Room of the White House. Donald Trump Jr had earlier shared an Instagram snap of the elaborate viewing party posing with his siblings Eric and Ivanka and their children saying: ‘In the game. Let’s do this.’ Lara Trump also shared a snap with Guilfoyle with a celebratory emoji

The Trumps, who had joined the president on his final rallies through the week, watched on as he said: ‘This is a fraud on the American public, this is an embarrassment to our country, we were getting ready to win this election, frankly we did win this election.’

Trump claimed that a ‘very sad group of people is trying to disenfranchise’ his voters. ‘They can’t catch us,’ Trump complained several times, as he rattled off the current set of vote totals. 

Donald Trump Jr had earlier shared an Instagram snap of the elaborate viewing party posing with his siblings Eric and Ivanka and their children saying: ‘In the game. Let’s do this.’ 

Lara Trump also shared a snap with Guilfoyle with a celebratory emoji.

Each of the Trump children and their partners cut a sophisticated look, opting for sharp suits. Tiffany stood out in a bright read trouser suit, while sister Ivanka opted for a black jacket.  

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on election night in the East Room of the White House as First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence look on. Trump spoke shortly after 2am with the presidential race against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden still too close to call

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on election night in the East Room of the White House as First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence look on. Trump spoke shortly after 2am with the presidential race against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden still too close to call

Each of the Trump children and their partners cut a sophisticated look, opting for sharp suits

Each of the Trump children and their partners cut a sophisticated look, opting for sharp suits

Kimberly Guilfoyle, far left, joined Lara Trump, Eric Trump, Tiffany Trump and Michael Boulos on Wednesday morning

Kimberly Guilfoyle, far left, joined Lara Trump, Eric Trump, Tiffany Trump and Michael Boulos on Wednesday morning 

Outside the White House chaos erupted as hordes of protesters from various groups and Trump supporters descended upon Black Lives Matter Plaza.

Video footage from Black Lives Matter Plaza shows tensions overflowing into physical altercations as thousands gather to demonstrate despite a heavy presence from Metropolitan police. 

Meanwhile Joe Biden held an election night rally outside the Chase Center Tuesday evening in Wilmington, Delaware before a socially distanced crowd who stayed in their cars.

‘It’s not my place or Donald Trump’s place to declare who has won this election. That’s the decision of the American people. I’m optimistic about this outcome and I want to thank every one of you who came out and voted in this election,’ Biden said.

Lara Trump also shared a snap with Guilfoyle with a celebratory emoji Tuesday night

Lara Trump also shared a snap with Guilfoyle with a celebratory emoji Tuesday night

Donald Trump's family and special guests trickled into the White House Tuesday evening for a glamorous election viewing party as they wait for the big announcement. Donald Trump Jr shared an Instagram snap of the elaborate viewing party posing with his siblings Eric and Ivanka Trump and their children saying: 'In the game. Let's do this.'

Donald Trump’s family and special guests trickled into the White House Tuesday evening for a glamorous election viewing party as they wait for the big announcement. Donald Trump Jr shared an Instagram snap of the elaborate viewing party posing with his siblings Eric and Ivanka Trump and their children saying: ‘In the game. Let’s do this.’

But Trump set the stage for a titanic struggle over the millions of ballots which are still to be counted and which might not be fully counted until as late as Friday.   

He said: ‘We will win this and as far as I’m concerned we already have won it.

‘We’ll be going to the U.S. Supreme Court — we want all voting to stop.’ 

The outcome of the election had effectively ground to a halt just after midnight with Donald Trump on 213 electoral college votes and Joe Biden on 224, and seven battleground states too close to call.

Biden’s failure to land a knockout blow by taking Florida, Ohio or Texas means that the race comes down to Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin – the ‘blue wall’ which Hillary Clinton lost in 2016.

But it will take days to determine the results from those states, setting the scene for a battle which was headed to the courts.

Party attendees went wild as they celebrated Trump winning Texas

A view of the celebration above

Party attendees went wild as they celebrated Trump winning Texas

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and Fox TV host Judge Jeanine Pirro pictured together above at the bash

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and Fox TV host Judge Jeanine Pirro pictured together above at the bash

Shortly after Trump’s address Biden was said to have won Arizona and its 11 electoral votes, flipping a critical battleground state. 

The victory by Biden was a huge blow to Trump’s chances for reelection. Arizona has backed a Democratic presidential candidate only once in the last 72 years. 

At this stage in the race, according to AP counts, Trump has 213 electoral votes while Biden has 225. Trump would need 270 electoral votes to win. Several key states are too early to call, including Pennsylvania, Georgia and Michigan. 

Gristedes grocery store heiress Andrea Catsimatidis (second right) shared photos on her Instagram stories attending the election viewing party dressed up in an elegant red dress. She first stopped at the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC where she posed with conservative filmaker Maggie VandenBerghe (third from right)

Gristedes grocery store heiress Andrea Catsimatidis (second right) shared photos on her Instagram stories attending the election viewing party dressed up in an elegant red dress. She first stopped at the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC where she posed with conservative filmaker Maggie VandenBerghe (third from right)

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