President Donald Trump contradicted himself in a press release he made in regards to the nation’s election safety over Twitter.
“For years the Dems have been preaching how unsafe and rigged our elections have been,” the president wrote, a reference to Democrats’ calls to ramp up election safety within the wake of cyberattacks from international adversaries.
“Now they’re saying what a beautiful job the Trump Administration did in making 2020 essentially the most safe election ever,” he continued. “Really that is true, aside from what the Democrats did. Rigged Election!”
For years the Dems have been preaching how unsafe and rigged our elections have been. Now they’re saying what a beautiful job the Trump Administration did in making 2020 essentially the most safe election ever. Really that is true, aside from what the Democrats did. Rigged Election!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2020
The president has in latest days floated conspiracy theories about voting machine irregularities, which have been totally debunked each by a New York Occasions investigation and a press release from the federal Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Safety Company (CISA) that the 2020 election was “essentially the most safe in American historical past.”
Many have urged the president to concede. His refusal to take action has opened him as much as criticism from each side of the aisle.
Lots of the president’s tweets have additionally been flagged below Twitter’s civic integrity coverage, which prohibits people from spreading disinformation in regards to the election unchecked.
Extra Republicans have damaged away from the president as his claims about election fraud falter each on-line and in courtroom, the place his lawsuits alleging fraud have been dismissed.
Earlier at present, information retailers reported that Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, a Pittsburgh regulation agency, withdrew from the president’s lawsuit making an attempt to dam the Pennsylvania well-liked vote from Joe Biden, the president-elect.
“Plaintiffs and Porter Wright have reached a mutual settlement that Plaintiffs will likely be greatest served if Porter Wright withdraws, and present co-counsel and such different counsel as Plaintiffs might select to have interaction characterize Plaintiffs on this case. Plaintiffs are within the means of retaining and inflicting different counsel to enter an look herein,” attorneys Ronald Hicks and Carolyn McGee wrote.
President Trump has not made public appearances in a number of days and has saved himself largely sequestered within the White Home, issuing feedback through tweet.
There was little question that Trump would contest the outcomes of the election, habits that earned him and Republicans criticism from President Barack Obama for the “harm” it’s dealt to the democratic course of. Trump additionally forged doubt on the integrity of the 2016 normal election, an election he truly gained.