On Saturday in a rabbling speech at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Donald Trump kicked his attacks on Joe Biden into high gear. He called Biden the “dumbest of all candidates,” and then went on to declare, “maybe I’ll sign an executive order that you cannot have him as your president.”
“He is the worst candidate. The dumbest of all candidates,” Trump stated. “He is the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics.”
Trump also went on to expand on a completely unproven claim that Biden is on drugs.
“They gave him a big fat shot in the ass… and for two hours, he is better than ever before. Problem is, what happens after that?”
Trump and Biden will face off on the first of three debates on September 29. Chris Wallace of Fox News will be the moderator. On Saturday, Trump stated “we’re going to ask for a drug test. We are. I’d like to have a drug test.”
At one point in the speech, Trump threatened to attempt to ban Biden from being elected President of the United States.
“You can’t have this guy as your president,” Trump argued. “You can’t have — maybe I’ll sign an executive order, you cannot have him as your president.”
Many Democrats have openly expressed their concerns that if Trump loses to Biden in November, he will refuse to leave the office.
Back in July, Chris Wallace asked Trump if he would accept the election results.
“I have to see. Look, you — I have to see. No, I’m not going to just say yes. I’m not going to say no, and I didn’t last time, either.” Trump replied not answering the question.
Earlier this summer, Trump suggested that the presidential election should be delayed because of the coronavirus. Many believe he used the virus as an excuse and he wanted to delay the elections because he was and still is behind in the polls.
“With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely, and safely vote???” Trump tweeted in late July.
Bernie Sanders warned earlier this month that Congress and the media should begin to prepare for Trump being unwilling to leave the White House.
“This is not just idle speculation,” said Sanders. “What we have got to do in the next two months is to alert the American people about what that nightmarish scenario might look like in order to prepare them for that possibility and talk about what we do if that happens.”
Nancy Pelosi also stressed the importance of preparing for Trump’s refusal to leave if he loses. In May of 2019, she said, “We have to inoculate against that, we have to be prepared for that.”
Also, on Saturday, Trump told his supporters, “If I lose to him, I don’t know what I’m going to do. I will never speak to you again. You’ll never see me again.”
On Saturday night, Trump confirmed that he will nominate a woman to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Friday of this week.
“I will be putting forth a nominee next week. It will be a woman,” Trump said. “I think it should be a woman because I actually like women much more than men.”
Trump then polled the audience: “Would you rather have a woman on the Supreme Court? … Or would you rather have a man on the Supreme Court? The crowd overwhelmingly cheered to have a woman on the Supreme Court. The crowd then began chanting “fill the seat!”
“I hope you hear [the chant] back home. Look at all that press. That’s a lot of press. That’s a lot of fake news,” Trump said. “So, the chant, this is a new one. ‘Fill that seat.’ This is the chant. This can only happen to me. Fill that seat. Now it says the president is supposed to fill the seat, right? And that’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to fill the seat.”