Former President Trump said President Biden admitted — “in his own very different way” — that the 2020 presidential election was a “fraud.”
Biden cast doubt Wednesday on the legitimacy of the upcoming midterm elections after a reporter asked Biden if the midterms would be “legitimate.”
The president replied, ” it all depends on whether or not we’re able to make the case to the American people that some of this is being set up to try to alter the outcome of the election.”
Trump put out a short statement Thursday on his comments.
“President Biden admitted yesterday, in his own very different way, that the 2020 election may very well have been a fraud, which I know it was,” Trump said. “I’m sure his representatives, who work so hard to make it look legit, are not happy.”
Trump alluded to the cleanup White House press secretary Jen Psaki engaged in on Twitter.
“Lets be clear: @potus was not casting doubt on the legitimacy of the 2022 election. He was making the opposite point: In 2020, a record number of voters turned out in the face of a pandemic, and election officials made sure they could vote and have those votes counted,” Psaki tweeted.
“He was explaining that the results would be illegitimate if states do what the former president asked them to do after the 2020 election: toss out ballots and overturn results after the fact. The Big Lie is putting our democracy at risk. We’re fighting to protect it,” she added.
Vice President Kamala Harris was asked about Biden’s remarks on “The Today Show,” which she tried to dodge by pivoting to the voting rights bills that failed after Biden’s press conference.
National radio host Todd Starnes called out the media hypocrisy after “Biden flat-out cast doubt on the legitimacy and integrity of the 2022 mid-term elections.”
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