Hillary Clinton says if Trump loses, he won’t go ‘silently into the night’

Hillary Clinton says if Trump loses, he won’t go ‘silently into the night’

2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Thursday that if President Donald Trump loses the presidential election this fall, she believes he won’t go “silently into the night.”

“I don’t want to scare people, but I want you to be prepared. I have every reason to believe that Trump is not going to go, you know, silently into the night if he loses. He’s going to try to confuse us, he’s going to try to bring all kinds of lawsuits, he’s got his crony Attorney General (William) Barr ready to do whatever is necessary,” Clinton said at The 19th Represents Summit.

Trump has attempted to sow doubt about the legitimacy of this year’s election, making false claims for months about voter fraud. Voting experts and strategists from across the political spectrum are increasingly alarmed at the potential for the President to openly question the legitimacy of the election results or refuse to concede.

Earlier on Thursday, Trump said he opposes much-needed funding for the US Postal Service because he doesn’t want to see it used for mail-in voting this November. In an evening news conference, he said would not veto a bill that contains the funding, but continued to claim without evidence that mail-in voting would lead to widespread fraud.

The President has tried to restrict voting by mail, saying it will hurt his reelection chances and Republicans across the board, despite nonpartisan experts saying neither party automatically benefits when states expand access to mail-in voting.

Trump, who has slumped in the polls against presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, refused to commit to accepting the outcome of the election when repeatedly pressed in a Fox News interview last month. “I have to see,” he said. “No, I’m not going to just say yes. I’m not going to say no, and I didn’t last time either.”

Clinton suggested at the summit on Thursday that she wouldn’t rule out serving in Biden’s administration if the former vice president wins the election and she is asked. But she said she is “not even going to go there” because she is focused on getting him elected.

“I can’t even think yet about the administration. I’m ready to help in any way I can, because I think this will be a moment where every American — I don’t care what party you are, I don’t care what age, race, gender, I don’t care — every American should want to fix our country,” Clinton said. “So if you’re asked to serve, you should certainly consider that.”

Clinton said Democrats need “as big a voter turnout as possible, because it limits the chance for Trump to try to undermine the outcome of the election.”

Biden has said he believes Trump will “try to steal this election,” and that he is “absolutely convinced” the US military would escort Trump out of the White House if he lost but refused to leave.

The President has also floated delaying November’s presidential election despite lacking the authority to do so.

There is no custom code to display.

Blogs

Worthington BLOG:  From Patriot to Punchline

Worthington BLOG: From Patriot to Punchline

From Patriot to Punchline By Rick Worthington 9/3/20 Have you ever tried to do something good, but went about doing it the wrong way? I think, that is what we saw from Ammon Bundy during the Special Session in Idaho. I fear those actions have tainted the man’s reputation as a freedom fighter to what…

Worthington BLOG: Racism is more common than you think

Worthington BLOG: Racism is more common than you think

  Racism is more common than you think 6/4/20   By: Rick Worthington I guess this is as good a time as any to admit, the #BLM rallies in Idaho and the rioting in other areas has me thinking more about racism than I have in years. Let us speak honestly. Racism exists, and it is…

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early 5/13/20 By Rick Worthington I’m not one to rebel or clash against the government. I believe in the rule of law, and abide by the law as best I can…for the most part. Yes, I’ve had a speeding ticket in my lifetime. I mean, I’ve…

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4

  Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4 By Rick Worthington 4/8/20 The Worthington family continues to practice social distancing, as we have for a month now! I think at this point, we are all going a little crazy, and I don’t just mean my family. I miss people I don’t normally miss! Anybody else? As…