President Donald Trump accused Democrats of conspiring to steal an election at a hastily arranged news conference held at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.
An angry Trump lashed out at Democrats for seeking to allow voting by mail in the November election.
Here’s some of what people were saying about Trump’s press conference, where he questioned if Democrats love America:
“They want to try to steal this election, because frankly it’s the only way they can win this election,” Trump says with regard to Democratic priorities in economic relief bill. Talks on the bill have failed. pic.twitter.com/T4nFFtj5nP
— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) August 8, 2020
NOW: @realDonaldTrump in Bedminster calls news conference ostensibly to sign stimulus EOs but… so far has used time to accuse Dems of trying to steal Nov elex and his rival of trying to tear down an un-erected border wall
— Margaret Talev (@margarettalev) August 8, 2020
The president’s message to the country this Saturday.
-“Cryin Chuck” and “Crazy Nancy”
-Democrats “want to steal the election.”
-“These people, I honestly don’t believe they love our country.” pic.twitter.com/H87Nu93dL7
— Toluse Olorunnipa (@ToluseO) August 8, 2020
President Trump claims that Sen. Bernie Sanders has pushed former VP Biden so far to the left that Biden is even more left wing that Sanders. (Biden is a moderate who disagrees deeply w/Sanders on several policies, esp healthcare. Sander is a self-described democratic socialist)
— Vivian Salama (@vmsalama) August 8, 2020
“Like in Nevada, it’s such a disaster.”
Trump says Nevada doesn’t want to have signature verification.
Secretary of State’s office tells me they do verify. More than 10k ballots rejected during primary.
— Debra J. Saunders (@debrajsaunders) August 8, 2020
Trump's paying golf club clients standing in back of his press conference are chortling and playing along with his various colourful insults of opponents and lurid warnings about the future if his opponents win. The press conference is already turning into a very mini-rally.
— Sebastian Smith (@SebastianAFP) August 8, 2020
Trump doesn’t seem to understand the legislative process.
— Stuart Rothenberg (@StuPolitics) August 8, 2020
I assume the Secret Service is currently restraining the Bedminster bartenders who are instinctively trying to get Trump to hand over his car keys.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) August 8, 2020
This “press conference” is a campaign rally – complete audience of supporters in the back who laugh at his jokes and boo the press. President Trump listing grievances against Dems, bashes Biden, provides little info for tens of millions of Americans in limbo over covid relief. pic.twitter.com/3xvJ2FXTfP
— Paula Reid (@PaulaReidCBS) August 8, 2020
he's delusional pic.twitter.com/77B20YelxP
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 8, 2020
‘He told us to use his words against him’: Early AM protest outside Lindsey Graham’s home over RBG replacement
"In the spirit of RBG, we will not allow a double standard in how our Congress deals with late-term Supreme Court appointments."
Taking Sen. Lindsey Graham up on his 2016 advice to use his words opposing the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland against him should a Supreme Court seat open in the final year of a Republican president's first term, a group of demonstrators gathered outside of the South Carolina Republican's Washington, D.C. residence early Monday morning demanding that he oppose the filling of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat until after the November election.
Lindsey Graham ‘is in danger of an upset’ loss: top elections forecaster
Sen. Lindsey Graham's (R-SC) re-election campaign looks increasingly in peril, according to one of America's top elections forecasters.
The latest update from the University of Virginia's Center for Politics claims that Graham today "is in greater danger of an upset" than he was just weeks ago, which has led to a ratings change in Graham's race against Democratic rival Jamie Harrison from "likely R" to "leans R."
Among other things, the Center for Politics points to Harrison's gaudy fundraising numbers as too big to ignore.
Trump openly admits he’s fast-tracking SCOTUS nominee to rule on ‘fake ballots’ during contested election
President Donald Trump is openly admitting he's wasting no time, fast-tracking the replacement for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to help him during a contested election.
Speaking on "Fox & Friends," Trump on Monday said because of "fake ballots," he does not want a 4-4 Supreme Court ruling on the election, should there be one. There is zero evidence of fake ballots.
Trump suggests though he wants a confirmation vote before the elections, citing election disputes and his baseless claim of “fake ballots” being filled out. We don’t want a 4-4 tie at the court, he said