What the shit?
Courtesy of WaPo:
“The president said this week the only way we lose this election is if the election is rigged,” a reporter asked McEnany at a briefing Wednesday. “It begs the question: Does the president believe there’s any circumstance under which he can lose the election fairly?”
“The president believes he’s done a great job for the American people, and he believes that will show in November,” McEnany responded. “He believes that voter fraud is real, in line with what we see all across the country, particularly with mail-in ballots which are prone to fraud.”
“Is the president saying if he doesn’t win this election, that he will not accept the results unless he wins?” another reporter asked later.
“The president has always said he’ll see what happens and make a determination in the aftermath. It’s the same thing he said last November,” McEnany said, presumably referring to his assertions about November 2016. “He wants a free election, a fair election, and he wants confidence in the results of the election, particularly when you have states like Nevada doing mass mail-out voting to their voting rolls. And when they tried this in the primary, it was a massive failure. … With that being the system, the president wants to take a hard look at this and make sure that these are fair election results and not subject to fraud.”
There’s a lot to contest here, but it’s important to highlight that McEnany, ostensibly the institutional voice of the presidency, is leaving open the door to Trump rejecting the results of the election. And in doing so, she points to literally no other cause than this speculative claim about the existence of rampant voter fraud.
You know we have been warned repeatedly that Trump has no plans to leave the White House voluntarily and the closer we get to that eventuality the more true that seems.
Personally I have no problem with seeing Trump dragged kicking and screaming out of the White House by the Secret Service, but I just worry that if he pushes it to that point that his lunatic followers might take to the streets and start killing people at random.
I mean these people are barely holding it together at is it, if Trump lights a match to that powder keg the explosion could kill hundreds.