Washington Post Columnist: Trump Creating “Dangerous Crisis”
Donald Trump knows he’s in trouble and is losing in the polls, so he’s planning on creating a dangerous crisis that could potentially keep him in the Oval Office, according to a new Op-Ed by Brian Klaas in the Washington Post.
Klaas warns that a Biden victory in November will set off a series of disastrous events as Trump will do everything he can to avoid removal from office and the inevitable criminal prosecutions that would follow in January 2021 after a Biden Inauguration.
Biden has already indicated that he has a plan for the possibility that Trump won’t accept the election results and will have to be forcibly removed. “Every President has a Secret Service detail,” Biden said. “And so does every ex-President. On January 21, 2021, Donald Trump’s own Secret Service detail will escort him out of the White House.” If that doesn’t work, Biden says, the military will be happy to do so.
According to Trump campaign Comms Director Tim Murtaugh, “Trump has been clear that he will accept the results of the 2020 election.”
But Klaas isn’t buying the campaign’s rhetoric, as he’s particularly concerned about the time period between the election and the inauguration. Trump’s ongoing attempts to cast doubts in the integrity of the 2020 election challenges the peaceful transfer of power that should be accepted by all candidates. “With about 100 days to go, we are careening toward an extraordinarily dangerous crisis of American democracy,” he writes.
Aside from already tweeting that the election is “rigged” even though not a single vote has been cast, Trump (who has always voted by mail) has been attacking the United States Postal Service for the last couple of months, suggesting without evidence that Democrats plan to use voting by mail to fraudulently win their individual races.