“They spied heavily on my campaign and they tried to take down a duly elected sitting president, and then they talk about ‘will you accept a peaceful transfer?’ And the answer is, yes, I will, but I want it to be an honest election and so does everybody else,” the President mentioned, including, “When I see thousands of ballots dumped in a garbage can and they happen to have my name on it, I’m not happy about it.”
Presented with the declare by his personal FBI director that there isn’t a proof of widespread voter fraud, Trump once more took a swipe at FBI Director Christopher Wray, saying. “Oh really? Then he’s not doing a very good job.”
Asked why he gave the impression to be laying the groundwork for doubt within the election outcomes, the President claimed: “I don’t want that to happen.”
“I want it to be clean and I … I really feel we’re going to win, but I want this to be clean,” the President mentioned.
After giving a number of solutions riddled with election disinformation, Trump gave his closing ideas on the matter: “Peaceful transfer … I absolutely want that, but ideally, I don’t want a transfer because I want to win.”
Trump beforehand wouldn’t decide to offering a peaceable transition of energy after Election Day, lending additional gas to considerations he might not relinquish his workplace ought to he lose in November.
“Well, we’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump had mentioned in September when requested whether or not he’d decide to a peaceable transition, one of many cornerstones of American democracy.
Trump has beforehand refused to say whether or not he would settle for the election outcomes, echoing his sentiments from 2016. And he has joked — he says — about staying in workplace nicely previous the constitutionally sure two phrases.
But his refusal to ensure a violence-free transition went additional and is more likely to alarm his opponents, already on edge given his deployment of federal regulation enforcement to quell protests in American cities.