President Donald Trump is making waves throughout Washington, D.C. today. This after his shocking statement on Sunday. From Fox News:
President Trump, in a contentious sitdown that aired Sunday, told “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace that he is “not a good loser,” and claimed that the mail-in voting, which Democrats have pushed as a response to the coronavirus pandemic, “is going to rig the election.”
Asked if this meant that he plans not to accept the election results, Trump said, “No. I have to see.” When Wallace pushed him further, Trump added, “No, I’m not going to just say yes. I’m not going to say no, and I didn’t last time either.”
Speaker Pelosi stated Monday, “The fact is whether he knows it yet or not, he will be leaving, Just because he might not want to move out of the White House doesn’t mean we won’t have an inauguration ceremony to inauguration a duly elected President of the United States. And you know, I’m second in line to the presidency just last week I had my regular continuation of government briefing. This might interest you because I say to them, this is never going to happen, God willing it never will, but there is a process. It has nothing to do with the certain occupant of the White House doesn’t feel like moving and has to be fumigated out of there because the presidency is the presidency.”
In addition, “It’s not geography or location so, so much for him. I wouldn’t spend so much time on it that’s a victory for him because then we’re not talking about your first, more important subject, which is, what are we going to do to stop this vicious virus that is making an assault on our health, again, our lives, our livelihood and life of our democracy.”
Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel argued, “I think the president’s right to put Democrats on notice. They need to run a fair and safe election so that we all have confidence in the results.” McDaniel said Trump’s remarks were in response to a new push by Democrats to “mess with election integrity all across the country.”
She added, “We know Hillary Clinton has never accepted the results of the 2016 election. We continue to see Democrats push the falsehood that Russians affected the 2016 election, which was categorically proven to be false in the Mueller report.”
Plus announced, “Here is what I think is important that the president is saying. Democrats are trying to mess with election integrity, all across this country. The RNC is in 30 some odd legal suits where Democrats are trying to remove things like signature verification … safeguards that will ensure that we feel confident in the election process.” Both sides now angling for position as we head into the home stretch.