Donald Trump Bashes 2020 Presidential Election As 'Crime Of The Century'
Written by Huffingtonpost on May 15, 2021
Donald Trump referred to as the 2020 presidential election the “crime of the century” on Saturday, at the same time as Republican leaders scrambled to dodge the fallout from the violent revolt on the U.S. Capitol that supporters of the previous president carried out earlier this 12 months.
Trump additionally blasted Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as “weak and pathetic” in a submit on his so-called “communications platform.” He went after former Vice President Mike Pence for missing the “braveness” to reverse the outcomes of the election, which Joe Biden received.
If Pence and McConnell had reinstalled Trump as head of the nation, “we’d proper now have a Republican President who can be VETOING the horrific Socialistic Payments which can be quickly going by Congress, together with Open Borders, Excessive Taxes, Huge Laws, and a lot else!” Trump wrote.
There aren’t any “open borders.” Taxes haven’t been elevated, although Biden is planning to lift the company tax fee from 21% to 25% to 28% after Trump organized to slash the company tax fee by 40%. It’s unclear what “huge laws” Trump was referring to.
Trump additionally claimed that polling forward of the election was rigged. He argued that his supporters didn’t trouble to vote as a result of polls made him seem like such an unimaginable winner — or that polls made him seem like such an astounding loser that his supporters didn’t assume it was worthwhile to vote. The place that not sufficient of his supporters turned out to vote would seemingly contradict Trump’s claims that ballots had been in some way miscounted.
Trump’s newest rant in regards to the election outcomes comes at an ungainly time for fence-straddling Republican leaders, who’ve each been feeding oxygen to the “large lie” that the election was rigged and form of denying it exists.
“I don’t assume anyone is questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election,” Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) stated Wednesday after he and different congressional leaders met with Biden. “I feel that’s throughout with. We’re sitting right here with the president at present.”
Nonetheless, a number of Republicans certainly have continued to undermine the legitimacy of the democratic presidential election.
On Wednesday, Home Republicans voted to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from her management position after she refused to go together with Trump’s lies in regards to the election. The previous president’s rhetoric about election fraud motivated rioters to storm the Capitol on Jan. 6.
Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.) stated Biden was legitimately elected, however added in a dig that “we have to be sure that we now have unquestioned elections shifting ahead.”
And Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) tried to disclaim that the Capitol riot occurred. “There was no revolt,” he stated final week. He additionally described rioters’ violent conduct as a “regular vacationer go to” to the Capitol.
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) has referred to as the rioters “peaceable patriots.”
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