President Trump won't say he will accept 2020 election results as Biden leads in polls

  

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Via:  jbb  •  2 weeks ago  •  30 comments

By:   Will Feuer (CNBC)

President Trump won't say he will accept 2020 election results as Biden leads in polls
I think mail-in voting is going to rig the election," Trump said in Sunday's interview. "I really do.

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Published Sun, Jul 19 2020 12:02 PM EDT Updated Moments Ago 

  • President Donald Trump declined Sunday to say he would accept the results of the 2020 election.
  • During the interview, Wallace debuted the results of Fox News' latest national poll, which showed the presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden leading Trump by 8%.
  • "First of all, I'm not losing because those are fake polls," Trump said. "They were fake in 2016 and now they're even more fake."

US President Donald Trump speaks to the press in the Oval Office at the White House after receiving a briefing from top law enforcement officials on operations against the MS-13 gang in Washington, DC, on July 15, 2020. Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty Images

President Donald Trump declined Sunday to say he would accept the results of the 2020 election, adding that he will "have to see" and claiming without evidence that mail-in voting will "rig the election."

Trump's comments came during a wide-ranging interview with "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace in which he criticized so-called cancel culture and repeatedly downplayed the coronavirus, which has infected more than 3.7 million people in the U.S. and killed at least 140,131, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

During the interview, Wallace debuted the results of Fox News' latest national poll, which showed Democratic candidate for president Joe Biden leading Trump by 8%. The poll showed Biden leading on specific issues as well, including a 1% lead over Trump on the economy.

When presented with the results, Trump downplayed the findings as "fake polls."

"First of all, I'm not losing because those are fake polls," he said. "They were fake in 2016 and now they're even more fake."

Later in the interview, when Wallace asked whether Trump is a "gracious" loser, the president responded that "it depends" and repeated claims he has made in the past that mail-in voting could lead to widespread voter fraud.

With the coronavirus spreading rapidly across large swaths of the U.S., some states have made efforts to more readily accommodate mail-in voting to reduce the risk of infection at in-person voting locations come November. Trump has previously attacked efforts made by officials in Michigan and Nevada to expand vote-by-mail access, repeatedly saying that they will lead to voter fraud, though he hasn't presented evidence to back up that claim.

"I think mail-in voting is going to rig the election," he said in Sunday's interview. "I really do."

Wallace pressed Trump on whether he will accept the results of the 2020 election, but Trump declined to answer the question directly.

"I have to see. Look, you—I have to see," he said. "No, I'm not going to just say yes. I'm not going to say no."

Earlier in the interview, Trump downplayed the coronavirus pandemic, attributing the recent surge in cases to increased testing and saying that many infected people "automatically" recover from the virus. Health officials have repeatedly pointed out that new cases have outpaced the increase in testing, which indicates that the virus is spreading rapidly in communities across the country.

When Wallace pointed to the European Union, which he said is reporting about 6,000 new cases per day, Trump said it's because "they don't test" and declined to acknowledge differences in policy responses between Europe and the U.S.

The U.S. has reported on average 66,498 new cases of the coronavirus per day over the past seven days, up more than 15% compared with a week ago, according to a CNBC analysis of data from Hopkins. Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia have reported growth in cases by at least 5%, on average over the past week. And Covid-19 deaths, which lag the diagnosis of cases, have begun to tick up nationally, driven by a number of states with expanding outbreaks.

"No country has ever done what we've done in terms of testing. We are the envy of the world," Trump said. "You look at other countries, they don't even do tests. They do tests if somebody walks into the hospital."

When asked about his relationship with White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the nation's top infectious disease experts, Trump said he spoke with him on Saturday, but added that "he's a little bit of an alarmist." Trump also said that he doesn't agree with Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Robert Redfield, who said earlier this week that if everyone wore a mask, the U.S. could bring the virus under control in one to two months.

The president continued to tout the strength of the economy before the virus arrived in the U.S. in January, adding that Democratic officials are "purposefully" keeping the economy shutdown to hurt his reelection effort. Many states have implemented costly public health measures to curb the spread of the virus such as shutting down bars and other businesses, closing schools and banning large gatherings. Trump specifically bemoaned his campaign's inability to host campaign rallies in Michigan, Minnesota and Nevada.

"The Democrats are purposely keeping their schools closed, keeping their states closed," he said. "We're not allowed to have rallies in these Democrat-run states."


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JBB
1  seeder  JBB    2 weeks ago

I guess he will have to be forcefully removed then...

 
 
 
Adam_Selene
1.1  Adam_Selene  replied to  JBB @1    2 weeks ago

Well it might be awkward if he will not leave the White House and claims squatters rights.  But his permission is not needed for the transfer of powers.

(No, you cannot shut off the utilities - it's against the law.)

 
 
 
Greg Jones
1.1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Adam_Selene @1.1    2 weeks ago

I hope he takes all the WH computer keyboards with him...silly old Joe will have no idea what to do next.

 
 
 
Gsquared
1.1.2  Gsquared  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.1    2 weeks ago

Sounds like vandalism...

 
 
 
zuksam
1.1.3  zuksam  replied to  Gsquared @1.1.2    2 weeks ago
Sounds like vandalism

It also sounds familiar.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
1.1.4  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.1    2 weeks ago
I hope he takes all the WH computer keyboards with him...silly old Joe will have no idea what to do next.

You say that like you think Trump has any freakin' idea of what to do with them.

 
 
 
Split Personality
1.1.5  Split Personality  replied to  zuksam @1.1.3    2 weeks ago

In 1993 the Bush team put glue, wax, food into many of the usb ports on the WH computers, disabling keyboards and mice, gluing desk drawers shut and taking bathroom door knobs in typical transition team pranking.

In 2002 the Clinton team retaliated against the incoming Bush team by more of the same typical shenanigans and despite warning not to disable computers, it was difficult to find a keyboard or cellphone in the WH that still had a W key, resulting in an extra $7,000 of replacements.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
1.2  Greg Jones  replied to  JBB @1    2 weeks ago

Nope...he'll declare "marshall" law and call up the military to thwart the sedition and insurrection of all the traitors

s/

 
 
 
Gsquared
1.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Greg Jones @1.2    2 weeks ago

Portland is a preview.   You can expect to see it repeated in other American cities soon.  

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.2.2  Texan1211  replied to  Gsquared @1.2.1    2 weeks ago

oh, other cities are planning to cave in to vandals?

which ones?

I want to make sure I avoid them!

 
 
 
Gsquared
1.2.3  Gsquared  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2.2    2 weeks ago

Trump is sending the spetsnaz to El Paso next...

 
 
 
Gsquared
1.2.4  Gsquared  replied to  Gsquared @1.2.3    2 weeks ago

Correction:  Waco

 
 
 
devangelical
1.3  devangelical  replied to  JBB @1    2 weeks ago
I guess he will have to be forcefully removed then...

that's what I'm for, with the cameras rolling...

 
 
 
lady in black
2  lady in black    2 weeks ago

Kick his lying, fat ass to the curb

 
 
 
JBB
2.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  lady in black @2    2 weeks ago

All Aboard, Next Stop... Terra Haute!

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.2  Texan1211  replied to  lady in black @2    2 weeks ago

I believe ya'll tried in 2016

 
 
 
devangelical
2.2.1  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2    2 weeks ago

4 year employment renewal coming up. not looking so good based on this years performance...

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.2.2  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @2.2.1    2 weeks ago

Underestimating Trump is something the left seems quite adept at.

 
 
 
Texan1211
3  Texan1211    2 weeks ago

I love this!

After 4 long years of whining and NOT accepting the results of an election. some are getting so scared and being melodramatic.

We have heard the same bullshit 4 years ago, and the only ones who wouldn't accept the results are the ones still bitching today.

Might be time to at least get some brand new bullshit to peddle.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
3.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Texan1211 @3    2 weeks ago
Might be time to at least get some brand new bullshit to peddle.

That would require independent thinking.  You know that is impossible.  Hell, we're back to "Russia" for what, the third time?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
4  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

Out of curiousity, what WOULD happen if Trump refuses to accept his defeat and refuses to leave the White House in January?  In Canada, at least, squatter's rights requires 10 undisturbed years of occupancy. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.1  Texan1211  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4    2 weeks ago

I would imagine he would be arrested.

Trespassing, perhaps?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
4.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1    2 weeks ago

Welll, you know what I've been saying....

tar_feathers.jpg

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1.1    2 weeks ago

Oh, do they still do stuff like that you where you live?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
4.1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.2    2 weeks ago

No.  It's an American tradition that China hasn't "STOLEN" yet. 

 
 
 
Gazoo
4.1.4  Gazoo  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.2    2 weeks ago

No, china just makes people disappear.

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  Gazoo @4.1.4    2 weeks ago

"No, china just makes people disappear."

That's what tRump's thugs/goons are doing.  

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
4.1.6  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gazoo @4.1.4    2 weeks ago

Yeah, just like Trump made the virus "disappear", like magic, like a miracle. 

 
 
 
devangelical
4.2  devangelical  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4    2 weeks ago

he leaves feet first at the assertive hand of the military. I can imagine there's a few itchy brass fingers that have access and opportunity, and just waiting for the proper Constitutional motivation...

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.2.1  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @4.2    2 weeks ago

Hopefully, the people who wear the uniform would show more restraint and common sense than you.

 
 
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