Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and former President Donald Trump have been engaged in a rhetorical stand-off after Rounds unequivocally stated that the 2020 presidential election, based on the evidence, had not been somehow rigged for Joe Biden. Originally, Rounds stated the basic fact while on ABC that the “election was fair, as fair as we have seen,” adding: “We simply did not win the election, as Republicans, for the presidency.” Trump… didn’t take kindly to that. After Trump’s public flip-out over Rounds’s remarks, the South Dakota Senator commented as follows, per CNN reporter Manu Raju:
‘It’s up to us to continue to tell people that, number one, if we’re going to be honest, the election results as we tabulated them were accurate… And second of all, that if we want to win elections in the future, we have to look beyond and we have to bring people back in, and they have to trust, and they have to believe that we’re telling them the truth.’
These are simple statements — which are poised to send Trump into a tailspin. Trump complained in a statement that was issued early Monday that Rounds “just went woke on the Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020” — which, it must be said, is such a mind-numbingly inane way to communicate what he’s getting at. And why the random capitalizations? Is he trying to start a band called Fraudulent Presidential Election? Obviously not, but the problem is that this raving bozo could once again come to be in control of the United States government, if he formally unveils a candidacy and — heaven forbid — wins the 2024 presidential election. Trump added in that rambling Monday statement about Rounds that “those are the only ones, the weak, who will break away” — so it’s clear that, for Trump, it just about always comes back to hollow tough-talk while bystanders suffer through real-world issues.
President Donald J. Trump:
““Senator” Mike Rounds of the Great State of South Dakota just went woke on the Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020. He made a statement this weekend on ABC Fake News, that despite massive evidence to the contrary, including much of it… pic.twitter.com/VXFglmh4gX
— Liz Harrington 🍊 (@realLizUSA) January 10, 2022