Power-hungry Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, eager to fire up their base, are now ginning up the narrative that President Trump will have to be shoved out of office.
Though Trump has never explicitly said he wouldn’t follow the will of voters, his comments that he would have to wait and see the outcome of the election have given Pelosi and Democrats new ammunition in their battle against the president.
Pelosi, in an interview, noted that she is “second in line to the presidency” and made sure to let everyone know she had a “regular continuation of government briefing” which detailed how she would assume the presidency if the president or vice president could not serve.
“I say to them, ‘This is never going to happen’ God willing, it never will. But there is a process.”
Wow. So humble, Madam Speaker.
Yes, we know there is a “process,” but why even bring it up unless you are thinking about it?
Pelosi must be thinking that if Trump needs to be carted out of the White House before Joe Biden’s inauguration, she will be there waiting to take over.
Like you say, Nancy, never going to happen.
But Democrats like Pelosi love this topic, because it feeds their narrative that Trump is an out of control, power mad figure who will do anything to stay in office. That leads to more fundraising dollars and more stories about how Trump won’t leave — firing up their supporters even more to go vote.
“Whether (Trump) knows it yet, or not, he will be leaving,” Pelosi said on MSNBC. “Just because he might not want to move out of the White House doesn’t mean we won’t have an inauguration ceremony to inaugurate a duly elected president of the United States.”
Joe Biden’s campaign also piled on, saying the U.S. government “is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House.”
Pelosi and many Democrats, reading and believing the polls, don’t seem to consider that Trump might actually win.
They might want to tuck away their overconfidence until the election is actually over. Remember 2016 and President Hillary Clinton?
The Biden campaign and Pelosi were responding to comments Trump made over the weekend in yet another network TV interview.
Asked in a Fox News interview whether he would accept the results of the election, Trump replied, “I have to see, Look, you, I have to see. No, I’m not going to just say yes … and I didn’t last time, either.”
Trump is concerned about fraud because of the potentially millions of mail-in votes that will be pouring in in November and even before states open early voting.
If the election is extremely close and there are disputed ballots, Trump has a right to pursue his case in the courts, but the reality is that voters will decide the election, just like they always do.