President Donald Trump is a petty imbecile who consistently has no idea what he’s doing in the White House. This Friday at the White House, NBC reporter Peter Alexander asked Trump why, if he’s so concerned about the election, he’s not devoting more resources to assisting in the upcoming election’s safe and effective completion. In response, Trump petulantly insisted that Alexander “knows nothing” about what Trump is really doing — in between all the angry tweets, apparently — and he also suggested that he actually wants to hold the election earlier than the first week of November. Trump has no power to actually set an earlier election date.
Alexander posed the question:
‘We heard yesterday your frustrations about how long it’ll take to count the ballots here. Then why aren’t you spending more energy to get the resources and the funding for the states that they want to be able to secure this election for all Americans?’
Trump belligerently — and rather laughably — replied:
‘Peter, you know nothing about my energy. You know nothing about what I’m doing. Listen, you know nothing about what I do.’
‘We’re going to do very well in the election. Nobody wants that date more than me. I wish we would move it up, okay? Move it up. But you’re not prepared for what they’re doing.’
There are not actually many indications that Trump is “going to do very well.” Biden currently leads Trump by an average of over 8 percent in national polls, according to RealClearPolitics. More crucially, Trump’s consistent claims about some kind of looming problems with the election are wrong — full stop. He might be trying to prepare an excuse to fall back on when he loses, however, which seems increasingly likely.
Shortly after the above, he added:
‘They think they’re going to send hundreds of millions of ballots all over the United States, and it’s going to come out? You won’t know the election result for weeks, months, maybe years after. Maybe you’ll never know the election result, and that’s what I’m concerned with. It’ll be fixed. It’ll be rigged… This is going to be the greatest election disaster in history, and by the way, you guys like to talk about Russia, and China, and other places? They’ll be able to forge ballots. They’ll forge ’em. They’ll do whatever they have to do. People should go and they should vote, or they should do it absentee ballot.’
Watch his ranting below:
Trump on November's election: "This is going to be the greatest election disaster in history." pic.twitter.com/t8nitX4wGv
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 31, 2020
That entire rant is delusionally disconnected from reality. There is zero evidence — zero — for his suggestion that there could be so many problems with the election that it would take years to determine the result. It’s not like, oh, maybe the president is on to something. He’s not. He is spouting off self-centered paranoia, and there is no evidence for his claims — period.
Mail-in ballots are even already used across the country. According to the Brennan Center, in the most recent two federal elections, about one-in-four Americans cast ballots via the mail.