‘Go to total war’: Donald Trump Jr explodes as Trump’s US election 2020 chances fade

With Donald Trump’s chances seemingly fading, his eldest son Donald Jr has lashed out at members of his own party.

With Donald Trump’s chances seemingly fading, his eldest son Donald Jr has lashed out at members of his own party for failing to take “action” amid the results.

He took aim at the 2024 presidential hopefuls in a tweet, suggesting they should be out there impugning the integrity of the vote count.

His tweet quickly drew a response from some of those hopefuls, including former South Carolina governor and UN ambassador Nikki Haley, and Senator Tom Cotton.

In a subsequent tweet, Donald Jr suggested his father should “go to total war” over the election result.

That tweet was slapped with a misinformation warning by Twitter.

“The best thing for America’s future is for @realDonaldTrump to go to total war over this election to expose all of the fraud, cheating, dead/no longer in state voters, that has been going on for far too long. It’s time to clean up this mess & stop looking like a banana republic!” he wrote on Twitter.

He is suggesting the President should “go to total war” over all the rampant voter fraud that we still have no evidence for.

 


 Donald Trump has spoken from the White House for the first time since election night, declaring that “if you count the legal votes, I easily win”.

“If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us,” Mr Trump said.

“If you count the votes that came in late, we’re looking into them very strongly. A lot of them have come in late.”

Mr Trump said there were “now only a few states yet to be decided into the presidential race” and the “voting apparatus are run in all cases by Democrats”.

“We were winning in all the key locations by a lot, actually, and then our numbers started miraculously getting whittled away, in secrecy,” he said.

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 With his hopes of holding onto the presidency slipping away as thousands of votes continue to be counted in key battleground states, an exhausted-looking Mr Trump appeared defiant, vowing to fight the outcome in court.

TV networks MSBNC, NBC and ABC News all cut away from Mr Trump’s speech shortly after he started speaking. CNN and Fox News carried the full remarks.

“What a sad night for the United States of America to hear their President say that,” CNN host Jake Tapper said after the press conference.

“To falsely accuse people of trying to steal the election, to try to attack democracy that way with his feast of falsehoods. Lie after lie after lie.”

 

Joe Biden is rapidly catching up to Mr Trump in Pennsylvania, which comes with an invaluable haul of 20 electoral votes. With 92 per cent counted, he now trails by just 98,000 votes, or 50.1-48.6.

That might sound like a lot, but early yesterday the President’s lead was well over 700,000, and the remaining ballots are expected to keep favouring the Democrat.

Georgia, which hasn’t voted for a Democrat since 1992, is incredibly tight. Mr Biden has closed the gap to fewer than 10,000 votes, or a margin of 0.2 per cent, with about 40,000 ballots still to come. Most of them are from left-leaning counties in and around Atlanta.

Mr Trump can feel a teensy bit better about North Carolina, where he leads by 80,000 votes without many left to count. Unfortunately, due to the state’s generous deadline for accepting late-arriving ballots, we are unlikely to have a final result there for some days yet.

Nevada finally reported a new batch of results today, and Mr Biden’s lead ticked up to 11,500 votes, or 49.4-48.5. He looks to be the clear favourite there now.

Finally, we have Arizona. This is an interesting one. Two highly respected news organisations, Fox News and The Associated Press, actually called Arizona for Mr Biden on election night. That’s why some official tallies, including ours, have him just six electoral votes short of victory. His lead has been narrowing, though, and the latest batches of results have brought it down to 69,000 votes.

There has been an ongoing fight between the Fox News Decision Desk, which makes the network’s calls, and the Trump campaign, which insists the President will end up winning the state. The Decision Desk isn’t budging.






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