Representative Jim Clyburn (DS.C.) accused President Donald Trump of orchestrating a "coup attempt" to discard the results of the November 3rd general election, which he insisted on despite all evidence to the contrary, was fraudulent.
“This is an attempt to overthrow our government. You can't call it a coup, but this is an attempted coup, ”Clyburn said during an appearance on CNN. "Now some people have said he's trying to steal the choice. He's not trying to steal the choice. This means an unknown activity when you steal. No, he doesn't. He's in your face, trying to get the will of people to fall. "
Clyburn reminded viewers that he was one of the presidential critics in Congress, who said he would not quietly leave office – even if he lost the 2020 election.
"I don't think he plans to leave the White House. He's not planning a fair and unreserved election. I think he plans to set up in some sort of emergency to stay in office," he said.
You can see Clyburn's interview in the video below.
"I don't think he's planning to leave the White House. He's not planning a fair and unrestricted election. I think he's going to set up in some sort of emergency to stay in office," said the Democratic MP James Clyburn on Pres.Trump. #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/q0CgdTwWcX
– State of the Union (@CNNSotu) August 2, 2020
Clyburn's comments come as President Trump commended Pennsylvania House spokesman Bryan Cutler for co-signing a letter to Congress to overthrow the electoral college before voters certify President-elect Joe Biden next week.
"Thanks to Speaker Cutler and everyone else in Pennsylvania and elsewhere for understanding exactly what was going on in the 2020 election. It's called total corruption! "The President wrote this morning.
Thanks to Speaker Cutler and everyone else in Pennsylvania and elsewhere for understanding exactly what was going on in the 2020 election. It's called total corruption! https://t.co/qqmwh17jOg
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 8, 2020
The president's allegations were flagged as part of Twitter's citizen integrity policy, which prohibits individuals from sharing disinformation about elections. There is no evidence to support the president's claims of widespread electoral fraud. The United States security agencies have denied these claims and confirmed that the elections were free and fair.
Alan is a New York-based writer, editor, and news junkie.