Once again, President Donald Trump is trying to sow doubt about the 2020 election results if he winds up losing to Joe Biden, which could wind up making the 2000 election Bush-Gore election fiasco seem tame in comparison.
During a highly contentious interview with Fox News host Chris Wallace, Trump was asked if he’s a “good loser.” The president responded:
“I’m not a good loser. I don’t like to lose. I don’t lose too often.”
“So, are you gracious?”
“You don’t know until you see, it depends. I think mail-in voting is going to rig the election.”
It should be noted that the president votes absentee, as does his wife, and most of his children, and yet mail-in voting might “rig” the election if others are allowed the same right to cast a ballot via the postal service.
The Fox host then asked:
“Are you suggesting that you might not accept the results of the election?”
Once more, Trump refused to directly respond to the question, saying only:
“I have to see.”
A clearly irritated Wallace fired back:
“Can you give a direct answer?”
Growing even more agitated, the president replied:
“I have to see! Look, no, I’m not going to just say yes.”
Trump’s comments are incredibly similar to ones he made prior to the results of the 2016 election, when he repeatedly told supporters he was convinced the entire election would be “rigged” against him to guarantee he lost. When he won and questions were raised about him possibly being helped by Russia in rigging things in his favor, Trump was furious that anyone would try to question his electoral legitimacy.
If indeed Biden is declared the winner of the 2020 race for the White House, it’s a safe bet that Trump and his minions will scream bloody murder and spin every conceivable conspiracy theory to delegitimize Biden’s victory. They might even try to keep Trump in power if he loses in a landslide. Thankfully, there are safeguards in place to prevent a president from refusing to vacate the White House. However, that doesn’t mean Donald Trump won’t be the first to stretch those safeguards to their breaking point.
Here’s the video from Fox News:
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