The Donald Trump Score Card

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    Two weeks after Biden named President-elect, Trump faces stinging setbacks

    Reuters
    Nov 21st 2020 6:50AM
    Joe Biden on Saturday reached the two-week mark since becoming president-elect, with President Donald Trump stinging from back-to-back setbacks in his desperate, unprecedented bid to undo his election defeat.

    Biden, a Democrat, is preparing to take office on Jan. 20, but Trump, a Republican, has refused to concede and is seeking to invalidate or overturn the results through lawsuits and recounts in a number of states, claiming - without proof - widespread voter fraud.

    That effort, which critics call an unparalleled push by a sitting president to subvert the will of voters, has met with little success. Trump's campaign has suffered a string of legal defeats and appears to have failed to convince key fellow Republicans in states that he lost, such as Michigan, to buy into his unfounded conspiracy theories.



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    Trump's bid to cling to power appeared ever more tenuous on Friday after Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced a manual recount and audit of all ballots cast in the southern state had confirmed Biden as the winner there.

    A pair of Michigan Republican leaders delivered another blow when they declared on Friday night after a White House meeting with Trump: "We have not yet been made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan."

    Trump, in his first public comments in days about the election outcome, again asserted "I won" during a White House event on lowering drug prices earlier on Friday.

    After a series of court defeats, the Trump team is resting its hopes on getting Republican-controlled legislatures in battleground states won by Biden to set aside the results and declare Trump the winner, according to three people familiar with the plan.

    It is a long-shot effort focusing on Michigan and Pennsylvania for now, but even if both those states flipped to the president he would need to overturn the vote in another state to vault ahead of Biden in the Electoral College.

    Such an event would be unprecedented in modern U.S. history.

    PRESSURE TO START FORMAL TRANSITION

    Biden, who became president-elect on Nov. 7 after his win in Pennsylvania prompted major television networks to call the election, was due to spend Saturday meeting with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and transition advisers.

    Trump will participate virtually this weekend in the last summit of the 20 biggest world economies (G20) of his term.

    Trump's nationalistic "America First" approach has often created waves at multilateral summits like the G20, and many U.S. allies have quietly welcomed the coming change of leadership in Washington.

    Pressure for Trump to start the formal transition process has mounted, with a few more Republicans voicing doubts over his unsubstantiated claims of fraudulent voting.

    There is a "right way and a wrong way" for Trump to contest what he sees as election irregularities, Susan Collins, the Maine Senator, said in a statement. "The right way is to compile the evidence and mount legal challenges in our courts. The wrong way is to attempt to pressure state election officials."

    The General Services Administration, run by a Trump appointee, still has not recognized Biden's victory, preventing his team from gaining access to government office space and funding normally provided to an incoming administration.

    Critics say Trump's refusal to concede has serious implications for national security and the fight against the coronavirus, which has killed more than 250,000 Americans.

    Shut off from government funds, Biden's team on Friday ramped up their fundraising for the transition. Having taken in more than an initial $7 million target largely from wealthy donors, they turned to their campaign's vast mailing list of small donors, asking – according to a fundraising note - for contributions as small as $25.

    Even as the Biden team remains unable to access resources and government experts to help assume management of the $4 trillion U.S. government on Inauguration Day, Trump officials have been making unexpected changes to programs, policies and agencies that could affect the incoming administration.

    The Treasury Department's surprise demand that the Federal Reserve return hundreds of billions of dollars in credit designed to back loans to businesses drew a sharp response from Biden's team on Friday, who called it "deeply irresponsible," given the country's accelerating COVID cases and new lockdowns.
     
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    Republican Senators Push Back Against Trump For Trying To Overturn The Election

    HuffPost staff writer
    Nov 20th 2020 10:19AM
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Thursday said directly what no other current Republican elected official is willing to say about Donald Trump: that the president is actively seeking to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's historic victory in the 2020 presidential election.

    In a statement posted on Twitter, Romney condemned Trump for pressuring local GOP officials in states that Trump clearly lost to appoint pro-Trump electors ― overruling the will of the people ― in a last-ditch effort to tilt the Electoral College in his favor and steal the election.

    "Having failed to make even a plausible case of widespread fraud or conspiracy before any court of law, the President has now resorted to overt pressure on state and local officials to subvert the will of the people and overturn the election," Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, said in a statement.

    "It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American President," the senator added.

    It was the sharpest denouncement of Trump's incendiary conduct by an elected GOP official yet, but like so many times before, it came from a frequent Trump critic ― not someone in the Republican leadership.



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    Trump on Thursday summoned Michigan's Republican legislative leaders to the White House for an extraordinary meeting as his campaign's legal team falsely claimed he won in a "total landslide" and openly urged state legislatures in states including Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia to appoint their own slate of electors.

    The election "in all the swing states should be overturned, and the legislatures should make sure that the electors are selected for Trump," Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell said during an appearance Thursday evening on Fox News.

    The so-called Hail Mary option has been dismissed by legal experts in both parties as undemocratic and dangerous. Even if it fails, experts fear that it would falsely propagate the notion among millions of Trump supporters that the election was unfairly conducted and that Biden is an illegitimate president.

    Earlier on Thursday, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Trump's personal lawyer, held a bizarre press conference alongside Powell at the Republican National Committee in Washington, where they both spouted conspiracy theories about supposed voter fraud in the Nov. 3 presidential election. The allegations were too far-fetched even for Fox News host Tucker Carlson, a steadfast Trump ally, who noted during his program that Powell "never sent us any evidence" to support her baseless claims and "got angry and told us to stop contacting her."

    "Wild press conferences erode public trust. So no, obviously Rudy and his buddies should not pressure electors to ignore their certification obligations under the statute. We are a nation of laws, not tweets," Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) said in a statement that did not directly mention Trump.

    The Nebraska senator noted that even as Trump's legal team has sought to portray some vast electoral scheme against the president in public, they've refused to actually allege fraud in court filings "because there are legal consequences for lying to judges."

    Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a member of the Senate GOP leadership who was reelected this month, offered a mild rebuke of Trump's voter fraud claims in an interview earlier Thursday with conservative radio host Guy Benson.

    "They have to be able to show that proof. I haven't seen proof yet. There are a lot of allegations out there. That's why we have the court system," Ernst said.

    The Iowa senator did, however, condemn Powell after she falsely insinuated that political candidates of both parties pay off election officials to win, calling the statement "absolutely outrageous."

    "That is an offensive comment for those of us who do stand up and represent our states in a dignified manner. We believe in honesty. We believe in the integrity of the election system," Ernst added.
     
  6. egger

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    Trump seems to have forgotten that he has the FBI and CIA at his disposal for investigating election fraud that he contends is widespread, national, and even international (involving Venezuela).

    Yet he chooses Giuliani to investigate it and asks his supporters to donate money to finance it.
     
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    Maricopa County certified its results on Friday. Biden won.



    EXPLAINER: Trump's election challenges falling flat in court

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    "In a separate case, Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee also had sought to delay the certification of election results in Maricopa County. In that case, they asked for the manual inspection of ballots in metro Phoenix, alleging that some votes were improperly rejected. A judge dismissed the case on Nov. 13 after the campaign’s lawyers acknowledged the small number of ballots at issue wouldn’t change the outcome of how Arizona voted for president. Maricopa County leaders certified election results Friday."
     
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  9. egger

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    Trump's legal team hasn't won his legal challenges in WI and most other locations.

    It's been selectively targeting populated metro areas that voted predominantly for Biden in the hopes of throwing out tens of thousands of ballots to make Trump the winner or obstructing certification in the hopes of state legislatures assigning electors to vote for Trump (Maricopa County (Phoenix), Clark County (Las Vegas), Wayne Country (Detroit), Milwaukee and Madison in WI, Atlanta, GA, Philadelphia, PA).



    EXPLAINER: Trump's election challenges falling flat in court

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    "Biden won Wisconsin by 20,600 votes. The recount of the presidential election in the state's two most heavily Democratic counties began Friday with Trump’s campaign seeking to discard tens of thousands of absentee ballots that it alleged should not have been counted. Trump’s three objections attempting to discard the ballots were denied by the three-member Dane County Board of Canvassers. Trump was expected to make the same objections in Milwaukee County ahead of a court challenge once the recount concludes, perhaps as soon as Wednesday."
     
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  10. Tyrsonswood

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    "get rid of the ballots" ~ Donald J. Trump
     
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    Post of a blogger:

    Trump to state legislators: “I would like you to do me a favor.”
     
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    Trump was still saying he was the winner at a White House briefing.

    He didn't take any questions and cowardly walked away.


     
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    " The last election lawsuit in Arizona filed by the Trump Administration"" famous last words......lol...
     
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    Trump tweets about election results and skips session on pandemic during G20
    By Kevin Liptak, CNN
    Updated 1:41 PM ET, Sat November 21, 2020

    Trump tweets about election results and skips session on pandemic during G20 - CNNPolitics

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    "But only 13 minutes after the scheduled 8 a.m. ET, start time, Trump was sending tweets focused on his efforts to overturn the results of the US presidential election.

    By 10 a.m. ET, the President had departed the White House on his way to his namesake golf club outside Washington, DC.

    He was there when the "side event on Pandemic Preparedness" got underway, featuring remarks from French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and several other world leaders. Trump did not participate"
     
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    Someone should check for a virus circulating the White House that is rendering its members into a state of extreme delusional stupor.


    Trump tells G20 leaders he wants to work with them ‘for a long time’

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    "The gathering of leaders of major world economies is being held online this year, because of the pandemic, but could have been an occasion for Trump to bid his peers goodbye and pledge American support to the battle against Covid-19.

    Instead he said he was looking forward to a “tremendous decade”. “It’s been a great honour to work with you, and I look forward to working with you again for a long time,” he said, according to audio of his comments obtained by the Observer.

    He went on to boast about the US economy and military, and repeated false claims that the US government’s Operation Warp Speed was behind the two successful coronavirus vaccines."
     
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  17. Flagme15

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    He’s looking for a job.
     
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  18. scratcho

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    Just some trump lovers.
     
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  19. Tyrsonswood

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    It's not a virus causing the delusions... They have been that way all along.
     
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  20. unfocusedanakin

    unfocusedanakin The Archaic Revival Lifetime Supporter

    The CIA does not listen to the president. It's one of the JFK assassination conspiracies. They say he didn't like not being in the loop during the Cold War and they didn't like him rocking the boat. Presidents come and go but top level military spent decades earning their security clarence so they tend to think they honor freedom more than elected officials.

    I'm sure they really don't care to listen to Trump. They are "suckers and loosers" after all. All Trump has is his corrupt inner circle.
     
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