President Donald Trump repeated his false claims legally cast ballots would show him winning the presidential election in a press conference on Thursday.
Mr. Trump used his time at the White House briefing room to fuel his false claims that he is being cheated out of the presidency by fraud. His claims come amid dwindling numbers in dwindling in Georgia and Pennsylvania as his path to 270 electoral votes gets narrower.
“If you count the legal votes I easily win,” Trump said. “If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us.”
The President again said he wants to halt the “votes that came in late” and went on to “claim” the states he was leading in, despite none of them officially being called for either candidate at this time.
“I’ve already decisively won many critical states, including massive victories,” he claimed.
Thursday’s press conference is the first time Mr. Trump has been since in public since his late night press conference early Wednesday morning at the White House, where he falsely claimed he won the election.
As of this writing, Mr. Trump’s leads in Pennsylvania and Georgia are shrinking while he is making gains on his Democratic rival Joe Biden in Arizona. Reports have surfaced that several of the President’s aides have started to accept the President will not be re-elected.
However, Mr. Trump does not seem to be accepting that reality. Instead, he was on a call with several Republican governors on Wednesday and dispatched his advisers to Philadelphia, including his son Eric Trump and personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
Despite his claims, it appears Mr. Trump is ready for a long legal battle, viewing it as his only option left to stay in office. For the record, there has been no credible evidence of widespread voter fraud in this year’s election.
Mr. Trump’s campaign is suing both Michigan and Wisconsin to stop the vote count and the President has said he vows to go to the US Supreme Court to intervene in the counting and hand him the win.