Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield met with President Donald J. Trump Friday to discuss the outcome of the 2020 presidential election in their state. Following their meeting, Shirkey and Chatfield released a joint statement.
“We have not yet been made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan and as legislative leaders… we will follow the law and follow the normal process regarding Michigan’s electors, just as we have said throughout this election,” their statement read. “Michigan’s certification process should be a deliberate process free from threats and intimidation.”
On Friday, Chatfield tweeted: “No matter the party, when you have an opportunity to meet with the President of the United States, of course you take it. I won’t apologize for that. In fact, I’m honored to speak with POTUS and proud to meet with him. And I look forward to our conversation.”
“…we will follow the law and follow the normal process regarding Michigan’s electors, just as we have said throughout this election.
Michigan’s certification process should be a deliberate process free from threats and intimidation.”
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 20, 2020
MI lawmakers who met with Trump today:
“We have not yet been made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan and as legislative leaders”
“Michigan’s certification process should be a deliberate process free from threats and intimidation” pic.twitter.com/ErpDL6Rf9z
— Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) November 20, 2020
I was glad to have met with President Trump this evening. Here is my statement on the meeting: pic.twitter.com/LGKfDptfrE
— Lee Chatfield (@LeeChatfield) November 20, 2020
The markets after Biden’s election have actually done better than they did after Trump’s: report
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The Washington Post reported Tuesday, as the Dow Jones hit a record 30,000, that using Trump's system of measurement, Biden seems to be doing a lot better.
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Georgia’s Trump supporters are not giving up. On Saturday, scores massed outside the statehouse in Atlanta, a small sea of mostly men in red MAGA hats hoisting signs hurling accusations against Joe Biden and wearing campaign tee-shirts saying “STOP the STEAL.”
It barely mattered that Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger had certified Biden’s unexpected nearly 13,000-vote victory one day before. Also irrelevant was Georgia’s unprecedented manual hand count of presidential votes on 5 million paper ballots, which was more than any 2020 swing state has done since Election Day to verify its votes.
Trump abruptly ends news conference after 1 minute as reporters grill him on conceding
President Donald Trump took one minute out of his day on Tuesday to hold a press conference in which he took credit for gains in the stock market, which came after President-elect Joe Biden's transition was allowed to formally begin.
At his press conference which lasted almost exactly one minute, Trump credited his administration for after the Dow Jones Industrial Average traded above 30,000 for the first time.
"The stock market, it's just broken 30,000," the president said. "Never broken that number. That's a sacred number. Nobody thought they would ever see it. That's the ninth time since the beginning of 2020 and it's the 48th time that we have broken records in -- during the Trump administration."