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 an exquisite job the Trump Administration did in making 2020 probably the most safe election ever,” he continued. “Truly 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 an exquisite job the Trump Administration did in making 2020 probably the most safe election ever. Truly 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 “probably 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 either 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 as we speak, information shops reported that Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, a Pittsburgh legislation agency, withdrew from the president’s lawsuit trying to dam the Pennsylvania in style vote from Joe Biden, the president-elect.
“Plaintiffs and Porter Wright have reached a mutual settlement that Plaintiffs can be finest served if Porter Wright withdraws, and present co-counsel and such different counsel as Plaintiffs could select to have interaction symbolize Plaintiffs on this case. Plaintiffs are within the means of retaining and inflicting different counsel to enter an look herein,” legal professionals Ronald Hicks and Carolyn McGee wrote.
President Trump has not made public appearances in a number of days and has stored 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 “injury” it’s dealt to the democratic course of. Trump additionally solid doubt on the integrity of the 2016 normal election, an election he really received.