WATCH: Trump Tells Georgians Not to Bother Voting Because the Election Will Be Rigged
Donald Trump’s press spots on Thanksgiving were memorable for a number of reasons. He told reporter Jeff Mason to talk to him with respect. He also spent time answering questions behind a desk that was comically small for his frame.
But what might have gone under the radar, though, was his response to a question about the upcoming Georgia run-off elections. When asked about the January races, Trump essentially urged Republicans not to participate because the election would be rigged.
The president was asked, “If you don’t think the presidential election was legitimate if you think that it was stolen, what confidence do you expect voters to have when they go to the polls to vote for say Kelly Loeffler or Purdue?”
“Well, I told him today I think you’re dealing with a very fraudulent system. I’m very worried about that. They are tremendous people. Kelly Loeffler, David Perdue are tremendous people. They should be in the senate, but I told him today, I said listen, you have a fraudulent system. You have a system where the flick of a switch or the putting in of a new chip can change the course of history. And you have to be very careful. I read this morning where Stacey Abrams has 850,000 ballots accumulated. That’s called harvesting. You’re not allowed to harvest, but I understand the secretary of state who was really — he’s an enemy of the people. The secretary of state and whether he’s a Republican are not.”
Watch a clip of the president’s comments below:
Trump tells Republicans that the Georgia election process is rigged, so they shouldn't bother to show up and vote in the Senate runoff elections. pic.twitter.com/CvhGQjErGr
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) November 26, 2020