John Bolton Says That GOP Politicians Need to Explain to Voters That Trump Lost
The 2020 presidential election was held nearly two weeks ago. And while there were some days of wondering, it has long been clear that Joe Biden was the victor. Donald Trump, not surprisingly, has refused to concede or even come to the realization that he lost.
While Trump’s behavior was predictable, the behavior of many elected Republicans has been concerning. Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Ben Sasse are the only GOP senators who have congratulated the former vice president. For Trump adviser John Bolton doesn’t think that’s good enough. Bolton says that elected Republicans owe it to their voters to explain that Donald Trump lost.
The long-time Republican strategist made the comments while appearing on ABC News’ This Week. “I think it’s very important for leaders of the Republican Party to explain to our voters—who are not as stupid as the Democrats think—that in fact Trump has lost the election and that his claims of election fraud are baseless,” Bolton said. “Right now the Trump campaign is doing the legal equivalent of pinching pennies.”
The former Trump NSA continued, “I think this is a character test for the Republican Party. I don’t buy the argument that Donald Trump has hypnotized Republican voters or that they’re not capable of accepting the truth.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of the ABC Network:
NEW: Former National Security Adviser John Bolton urges GOP leadership to "explain to our voters… that in fact Trump has lost the election and that these claims of election fraud are baseless." https://t.co/n7MOSxWdol pic.twitter.com/S4eELHLBPX
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) November 15, 2020