House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she worries Trump won’t voluntarily give up power if he loses in the 2020 election.
“He’s not going to respect the election.”
Trump wants to add 2 more years to his first term
Pelosi isn’t paranoid. Yesterday, Trump retweeted a tweet by the right-wing nut Jerry Falwell Jr. that said Trump’s first term should be extended by 2 years. The reason for the extension? A payback for “time stolen by this corrupt failed coup”. Last time that I checc’d, we weren’t living in Venezuela. Unlike Nip, it was a lot of smut on Trump’s rep, tho.
“I don’t like the way the votes are being tallied.”
Last month, Trump, at a dinner for Republican Congressional Committee said that he doesn’t “like the way the votes are being tallied”. This isn’t the first time Trump said the votes were rigged – he also claimed that there were millions of fraudulent votes in the 2016 election. The claim, of course, turned out to be a lie.
We already know lies come out every time Trump opens his mouth or moves his twitter fingers. WaPo recently reported that Trump has lied more than 10,000 times since he became president. The problematic thing is, the Republican base is eating up those lies and putting the battery in his back to lie some more.
“There will never be a peaceful transition of power.”
Pelosi believes the only way to remove Trump is to win by a big margin in 2020 so even Trump won’t be able to contest the results. 70% of Democrats support impeaching Trump, but Pelosi, the de facto leader of the Dems, is still against it. The Republican Senate will never remove Trump even if he gets impeached in the House but it doesn’t look like not even trying to do what the majority of Dem supporters want them to do will be a good way to inspire a huge Dem turnout in the 2020 election, either.
Back in February, Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal lawyer who spent more than 10 years being the fixer for Trump’s problems, said that he fears that if Trump loses the election in 2020, “there will never be a peaceful transition of power”.
What did he base his fears on? His “experience working for Trump”.