Donald Trump won't answer a question on the peaceful transfer of power from one person to another after a presidential election. Trump continues to undermine an election system that has proven reliable for over 200 years. He continues his false claims that the system is somehow defective. Trump is concerned about Trump, placing his interests above those of the American people.
His behavior is putting the nail in the coffin on the death of our republic, a death that he is causing. Trumps actions are supported by a GOP, A GOP with blind allegiance to a man who is really a tinpot tyrant. Our tinpot tyrant wants one thing...
(Business Insider) “When asked the question during a White House news briefing, Trump instead cast doubt on the reliability of election infrastructure.
'We’re going to have to see what happens,' [Trump] responded to a reporter. 'You know, I’ve been complaining about the ballots and the ballots are a disaster.'
Trump has repeatedly expressed doubt about the current election infrastructure, even though numerous studies have found voter fraud to be exceedingly rare in the U.S. The president has waged a campaign against the unprecedented number of mail-in ballots expected this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, alleging that vote-by-mail is less secure than other forms of voting. He pushed a baseless theory that foreign actors are plotting to send in fake ballots, though his own intelligence community has found no evidence of such a plot.”
The best reaction to Trump's plan to hold onto power comes from Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA):
'We are careening toward authoritarianism,' Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) wrote on Twitter.
'Like every tinpot tyrant, he thinks these threats project strength and resolve. But really he's panicking, desperate to hold on to power at the end of a failed presidency.
'It's not strength—it's pure weakness.'" (Newsweek)
What Donald Trump is doing is a pathetic move to try to claim victory out of the potential jaws of defeat...
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