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At today’s daily news conference held by the White House on the coronavirus update President Trump was asked about today’s election in WI with reporters armed with the tale of long lines of people at risk. What about that State Supreme Court ruling?
TRUMP: The Supreme Court, of course they were right because what the Democrats wanted, I supported Daniel Kelly, highly respected justice, and I supported him, he’s just a fantastic judge. And as soon as I endorsed him they (Dems) wanted to move the election. The Wisconsin Democrats say let’s move the election to two months later. They didn’t mind the election until I endorsed him (Kelly). It was 15 minutes after I put out an endorsement they (Dems) said we have to move the election.
The other thing they wanted to do which was crazy is they wanted to at the end of the election they wanted to have one week for proxies to come in, or mail ballots. Now, mail ballots are a very dangerous thing for this country because they’re cheaters. They go and collect them. They’re fraudulent in many cases. The mail ballots are corrupt in my opinion.
REPORTER: How does them (WI) holding this election line up with the social distancing recommendations that have come from your…
TRUMP: Maybe you should ask the people… You have a Democrat in WI as Governor. That’s his problem.
SAME REPORTER: Is it possible to socially distance when you’re voting…
TRUMP: You have to speak with the Governor. What you should do is call the Governor of Wisconsin and ask him that question.
Watch the pertinent video. The president takes a question about Wisconsin, then a couple of unrelated questions, and then more Wisconsin questions.