It is completely acceptable to admit that Donald Trump has some panache. He’s a showman, and that’s just fine. That isn’t some sort of knock on his ability to govern or his character. It’s just an additional feature he came equipped with.
And, sure, there are times that his mouth may get him in trouble. It was enough to turn some voters off in both 2016 and 2020, but this week, the President’s words were anything but clumsy.
Trump has largely been out of the spotlight in recent days, as his legal team continues to look for ways to keep him in the White House for four more years. The news recently has not been good on that front, leaving many to wonder if this is all just a march toward failure.
The Commander in Chief has a curt message for the non-believers.
“Never bet against me,” Trump said, in his first post-election interview with Washington Examiner reporter Byron York.
Trump also weighed in on the Georgia recount, which will be done meticulously and by hand.
“Hand counting is the best,” he said. “To do a spin of the machine doesn’t mean anything. You pick up ten votes. But when you hand count — I think we’re going to win Georgia.”
And that’s not all.
Trump estimated that he won North Carolina but joked that Democrats might find a bunch of new Biden votes from urban areas like Charlotte.
The campaign had strong cases in Michigan and Pennsylvania, he said, where Republican campaign observers were excluded from watching the counting process. Trump estimated that millions of unobserved votes could have gone through the counting process.
“They wouldn’t let our poll watchers and observers watch or observe,” Trump said, “That’s a big thing. They should throw those votes out that went through during those periods of time when [Trump observers] weren’t there.”
And, as if to reiterate the President’s point, there were plenty of bettors who took Hillary Clinton back in 2016 as well.
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