Trump ripped for ‘straight out confessing he plans to steal the election through SCOTUS’
President Donald Trump speaking to reporters on the White House lawn (screengrab).

President Donald Trump was harshly criticized on Tuesday for linking his desire to confirm a new Supreme Court justice prior to the election with his hope that a conservative court could hand the election to him regardless of the voters.

Trump falsely claimed that mailing voters ballots during a pandemic was a "hoax" while departing the White House for a campaign rally in Pennsylvania.

“We need nine justices. You need that with the unsolicited millions of ballots that they’re sending. It’s a scam. It’s a hoax," Trump falsely claimed. "Everybody knows that. And the Democrats know it better than anybody else."

"So you're going to need nine justices up there, I think it's going to be very important," he continued. "Because what they're doing is a hoax, with the ballots, they're sending out tens of millions of ballots, unsolicited -- not where they're being asked, but unsolicited."

"And that's a hoax and you're going to need to have nine justices. So doing it before the election would be a very good thing, because you're going to probably see it," Trump argued. "Because what they're doing is trying to sow confusion and everything else."

Here's some of the criticism Trump received: