WASHINGTON: Melania Trump is among those of US President Donald Trump's inner circle who want him to concede the election loss to Joe Biden.
The move came after Trump, in a statement, said that Biden is "rushing to falsely pose as the winner" and that the race is "far from over".
Trump claimed that networks were helping the Democrat "falsely" pose as the winner and promised to fight the results in court, reported The Hill.
CNN said that the first lady has not stated her opinion publicly but has advised the American president to admit defeat privately.
"She has offered it, as she often does," said the source.
Melania had earlier campaigned for her husband's re-election campaign last month.
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and his senior adviser, had earlier approached the President about conceding the election, two sources told CNN.
President-elect Joe Biden had defeated Trump in a closely contested election, securing his win by a victory in the state of Pennsylvania which took him past the electoral college threshold of 270 votes.
Biden, a four-decade Washington figure as a Senator and then a vice president, has received in his third attempt at the White House, more than 74 million votes, four million more than Trump's votes, and more than any other presidential candidate.