On Wednesday Donald Trump was asked a question that no President in America should ever be asked: “Win, lose or draw in this election, will you commit here today for a peaceful transferal of power after the election?”
Trump declined to answer.
“Well, we’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump said. “You know that I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots and the ballots are a disaster. We’ll want to have — get rid of the ballots and you’ll have a very — we’ll have a very peaceful — there won’t be a transfer frankly, there’ll be a continuation.”
Earlier on Wednesday Trump stressed the need for a ninth justice on the Supreme Court in case he contests the election results. And with him appointing his third justice he may be hoping that the court will rule in his favor even if the American people did not give him a second term.
“I think this will end up in the Supreme Court and I think it’s very important that we have nine justices, and I think the system’s going to go very quickly,” Trump said at the White House Wednesday, according to NBC News.
A reminder, the Republicans have a 5–3 majority on the Supreme Court, but they have grown less confident in Chief Justice John Roberts after recent votes siding with the liberal justices. Trump is not confident that Roberts will save him which makes one wonder just what sort of dubious maneuver Trump, Barr and the Republicans are planning.
Asked about Trump’s latest comments, Biden responded: “What country are we in?. He says the most irrational things. I don’t know what to say to that. It doesn’t surprise me.”