In the last 48 hours, the media has made President Donald Trump’s so-called refusal to commit to a “peaceful transition of power” after the election into a huge story, to the point where even some of his fellow Republicans have commented on it.
Thursday, Trump put his critics at ease, and hopefully to shame, by saying that even if the election were hotly contested as some think it will be, he would submit to a Supreme Court ruling that declared Joe Biden the winner of the election.
Fox News host Brian Kilmeade sought to smooth over the ruffled feathers of the mainstream media by asking Trump about his intentions on Fox&Friends: “If it gets to the Supreme Court and they decide Joe Biden won, Joe Biden won. Do you agree with that?”
“Oh, that I would agree with,” Trump answered, “but I think we have a long way before we get there. These ballots are a horror show.”
Trump worried about mail-in vote fraud
Trump expects to win the election in November, but fears that Democrats will not play fair when counting absentee ballots after the election if they “need” more votes for a Biden win.
After all, Democrats have a long history of “finding” more votes in close races, such as Sen. Al Franken’s Minnesota race in 2008 where hundreds more ballots were found in the trunk of a car, provisional ballots were thrown in and counted with fully legitimate ones, and it was later discovered that more felons voted illegally than the margin of victory in the race–only 312 votes.
Imagine shenanigans like that, but on a national scale, repeated in state after Democrat-run state after November 3, with more mail-in ballots than were ever used before and many states allowing them to be counted for days or weeks after the election. No wonder Trump isn’t saying he’ll give up without a fight when he knows what kind of cheating Democrats are capable of.
He feels it’s more than likely that there will be numerous court battles as Democrats try to steal the election away from him using tactics like those Franken’s campaign used, and that the Supreme Court–hopefully with a brand new conservative justice–will be the ultimate decider of the race.
McEnany addresses controversy
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany pushed back against reporters accusing Trump of saying that he wouldn’t give up power during her Thursday press briefing as well.
She pointed to the way the question was asked by a Playboy reporter as a reason for his cryptic answer.
“He was asked win, lose or draw, whether he would accept the transfer of power. I’m not sure if he won why he would accept a transfer of power,” she said.
In the end, she gave as clear an answer as anyone could give under the circumstances about what Trump will do with the election results. “The president will accept the results of a free and fair election,” McEnany said.
She then told the reporters they should ask Democrats the same question, since Joe Biden seems to be getting advice from all sides not to concede no matter what happens. Funny that no one has asked Biden that question–maybe it’s because he keeps putting a lid on his campaign at 9 a.m.