President Trump just flat-out admitted that Republicans will lose elections if more people vote.
“The things they had in there were crazy,” Trump said on Monday morning, discussing voting provisions pushed by Democrats in a coronavirus response package. “They had things, levels of voting that if you ever agreed to it you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again.”
Watch the clip from “Fox & Friends” below:
TRUMP: “The things they had in there were crazy. They had levels of voting, that if you ever agreed to it you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again.”
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Demand national vote by mail by November 3rd. We need those “levels of voting.” pic.twitter.com/N8mR8mFsDJ
— Vote Save America (@votesaveamerica) March 30, 2020
As states around the country postpone elections, congressional Democrats have pushed for funding and legal authority to institute vote by mail and other procedures to ensure broad and safe democratic participation in a pandemic. While Republicans have complained about how the crisis is being used to “federalize elections,” the president’s comments suggest those protests are actually motivated by GOP lawmakers’ fear of losing their jobs.