This year’s election has been unlike any other. And thanks to huge volumes of mail in ballots, the vote is still being counted on Wednesday morning and that process might go into Friday. This certainly doesn’t make Donald Trump happy.
The president went as far as declaring victory last night and claiming that people may still be voting. That declaration shocked no one, as pundits had predicted it long before the election. Fox News Chris Wallace blasted the president for his words, calling them inflammatory.
The Fox pundit said, “This is an extremely flammable situation and the president just threw a match into it. He hasn’t won the states, nobody is saying he’s won the states, the states haven’t said that he’s won.”
Wallace continued, “I don’t know whether he literally means it, but he said, ‘We will be going to the Supreme Court because we want all the voting to stop.’ Well — voting to stop, yes, but vote counting?”
Fox co-host Dana Perino then weighed in, “They have so many things that they can talk about and be proud of tonight. And to say, in a posture of ‘I’m convinced we’re going to win — I believe that these races are going to be called for me, and for us, and for our movement, just hang with me for another 24 hours instead’ — now what will the headlines all be tomorrow? What will everybody be saying? That he just went a step too far.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of Fox News:
Chris Wallace: "This is an extremely flammable situation and the president just threw a match into it. He hasn't won these states … the president doesn't get to say he won states … there's no question that all these states can continue to count votes." pic.twitter.com/iquygEE39YSee Also
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.