President Trump shrugged off some weird comments made by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon, who said that “under no scenario” could the president be declared the victor of the 2020 presidential election on election night.
The president, who conducted an interview on Fox & Friends Tuesday morning, responded to the comment by saying, “That was a very weird quote. And I don’t know what she meant, except maybe she is talking about the very strange decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court that allows extra time and a lot of other things.”
“It allows for chaos, frankly. And so maybe she is talking about that. Maybe you can blow out Pennsylvania so you don’t have to do it,” the president went on to say.
Trump said he was not “intimidated” by the Biden campaign’s stance and said he doesn’t know who Biden’s campaign manager is.
“I have no idea who she is. She has something to do with his campaign, I guess. No. It was a strange quote. It was not a smart quote either, I think,” he said.
“The decision on Pennsylvania was a horrible decision,” the president said on Tuesday. “There’s just no reason to go beyond the date. People should put their ballots in early. You don’t have to wait until the end. Why are they waiting till the end? They have it for a long time. They put their ballots in early and there’s plenty of time to count it, tabulate it and do it through a normal course.”
Both of the measures have now reached the Supreme Court after challenges from members of the GOP. With the current rulings, Pennsylvania officials will be allowed to count ballots up to three days after the election. In North Carolina, the deadline for counting ballots has been extended all the way to Nov. 12.
“Trump will try to go out there and declare victory in an unfounded way,” Biden’s campaign manager said, noting that the former vice president will “address the American people.”
“We’re not really concerned what Donald Trump says on election night because what he says might have nothing to do with the reality of it,” Dillon stated. “We’re not going to get distracted by it.”
Folks, it’s a dangerous thing to delay the results of this election. It will build tension among those who are super anxious about the presidential race and could actually increase the chances of violent civil unrest.
Here’s to hoping that Trump takes home the “W” in a landslide that leaves no doubt as to who the rightful occupant of the White House is.