Former President Jimmy Carter claims that a full investigation would reveal that Donald Trump is an illegitimate president who actually lost the election in 2016.
Carter, who is 94, was speaking before a panel in Leesburg, Virginia, when he made the surprising statements.
“I think a full investigation would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016,” he said without evidence, in our view. “He lost the election, and he was put into office because the Russians interfered on his behalf.”
Did the Russians prevent Hillary Clinton from visiting Wisconsin and Pennsylvania?
Did they make her a perpetual liar?
Did they somehow conduct an operation that removed any shred of charisma from her body?
We don’t remember anyone coming across evidence of that — do you?
Former President Jimmy Carter: If fully investigated, it would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016. He lost the election and he was put in office because the Russians interfered …on his behalf.
— CSPAN (@cspan) June 28, 2019
“So do you believe President Trump is an illegitimate president?” discussion moderator Jon Meachman asked.
“Based on what I just said, which I can’t retract,” Carter quipped, drawing laughter from the crowd. “I would say yes.”
Threat to democracy. Some of us remember when it was a “direct threat to democracy” to question the legitimacy of elections. Hillary told us so.
Donald Trump refused to say that he’d respect the results of this election.
That’s a direct threat to our democracy.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 24, 2016
Of course, that was when everyone on the planet was telling Mrs. Clinton that her victory was little more than a formality.
Do you know who else told us that people need to accept election results? That would be the man frequently ranked with Carter as the worst president in our nation’s history: Barack Obama.
“There is no serious person out there who would suggest that you could even rig America’s elections,” Obama said, prior to telling Trump he needed to “stop whining.”
Yet here we are, 963 days removed from the 2016 presidential election, and Democrats are still whining about Trump’s legitimacy.
Carter’s comments don’t exist in a vacuum, either.
On Friday, Jimmy Carter called POTUS illegitimate and claimed Russia put him in Oval Office
Trump responds! https://t.co/XNg1Y9ve8W
— 🔥 Wayne Dupree 🔥 (@WayneDupreeShow) June 29, 2019
This is an awful thing for one American President to say about another. Argue that he shouldn't be reelected, sure, but don't say that he wasn't legitimately elected.https://t.co/jRjGdH6n9Q
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) June 28, 2019
Joe Biden, the former vice president and current Democrat front-runner to challenge Trump, also believes he’s an illegitimate president.
At a campaign rally in New Hampshire, one woman in the crowd told Biden, “He is an illegitimate president — in my mind. That’s it!”
“He’s illegitimate,” she continued. “And my biggest fear is that he’s going to do it again with the help of Vlad, his best pal, and we’re going to be stuck for six more years of this guy. And that is terrifying. It’s terrifying.”
First, that’s absolutely false. Your biggest fears are, as with most liberals, facts and reality.
Second, Biden responded not by saying this woman was a direct threat to democracy. Instead, he hit the crowd with, “Look, I absolutely agree.”
Joe Biden “ABSOLUTELY AGREES” that Trump is an “ILLEGITIMATE” President!
Rush Limbaugh says: “There was an attempt to lie to the American people using the media w/the FBI, CIA, DOJ-and you are agreeing & asking her to be your vice president?”!https://t.co/FpzwaaTbze via @YouTube
— LongIslander7 (@LongIslander7) May 16, 2019
Carter has said the media have been harder on President Trump than any other president “in recent memory.”
Now he’s helping the cause by throwing them a bunch of red meat.
This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission; this piece has been updated.
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