Trump moves into the burn-it-down phase

Trump moves into the burn-it-down phase
The Trumps and the Pences come out for post-vote remarks in the early hours of 4 Nov 2020, after 3 states and news outlets declare all stop ("delay") on vote results. Video via Yahoo!, YouTube

[Ed. – The author, a liberal, is mistaken. ‘Burn it down’ is currently the Left’s favorite meme as witnessed by Milwaukee et al.]

President Donald Trump tonight raised the threat of a constitutional crisis to a new level. He issued an extraordinary series of baseless charges about the election he is on the verge of losing — that Democrats were stealing the vote, that the media had deliberately released “phony polls” to suppress Republican turnout, that “corrupt” officials in Detroit and Philadelphia were finding Democratic ballots to whittle away his supposed lead.

They were shocking things for a sitting president to say. He promised “a lot of litigation” and held out hope that the Supreme Court, now with a 6–3 conservative majority thanks to his appointments, would save him. But despite his fighting words, his body language betrayed a far different tone. He read from a prepared statement on his lectern, barely looking up at the cameras, his voice a flat monotone. …

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