White House adviser Peter Navarro asserted Friday that officials were operating under the assumption “that there will be a second Trump term,” despite Joe Biden's win in the presidential election.

“We are moving forward here at the White House under the assumption that there will be a second Trump term,” Navarro said in an interview on Fox Business, a day after most major networks called Arizona for Biden.

“I think it’s really important, before peoples’ heads explode here, to understand that what we seek here is verifiable ballots, certifiable ballots and an investigation into what are growing numbers of allegations of fraud undersigned affidavits by witnesses,” he said.

Navarro went on to describe the election as one of “immaculate deception.”

Navarro’s remarks make him the latest in a string of Trump allies who have signaled publicly that they expect President Trump to emerge as the victor in the election.

There have also been reports that advisers to Trump do not see a path forward, and that even the president realizes his term will end in January.

Biden has won the key battleground states of Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan, and Wisconsin and has a national lead over Trump of more than 5 million votes.

Yet the president continues to tell close associates that he will do the "right thing" while stirring election drama and arguing the race was rigged. 

Geraldo Rivera said Friday that President Trump told him he’ll do the “right thing” on the election's results, a comment that comes as Trump has refused to concede after the race was called for President-elect Joe Biden.

In a tweet on Friday, Rivera said he had a phone call with Trump in which the president said he was a "realist" who will do the "right thing" but is waiting to see "what states do in terms of" certification. 

Trump's refusal to concede has caused issues for Biden's transition. Trump blocked government officials from cooperating with President-elect Joe Biden’s team and Attorney General William Barr authorized the Justice Department to investigate unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud.