In a Fox News appearance Tuesday, GOP Nominee Donald Trump doubled down on comments made earlier this week that he fears the general election in November will be ‘rigged’ for Hillary Clinton to win.
Trump told Bill O’Reilly that he sees recent court decisions paving the way for voters to surreptitiously cast multiple ballots.
Trump specifically pointed to the fact that in the past fortnight, five courts in five states have ruled against voter ID and proof-of-citizenship laws. Trump said he is worried that the decisions will lead to widespread voter fraud.
“The whole thing with voter ID identification I think is really – I mean people are going to walk in, they are going to vote 10 times maybe,” Trump said when questioned on the matter.
“Who knows? They are going to vote 10 times. I am very concerned and I hope the Republicans are going to be very watchful and I hope the authorities are going to be very watchful.” Trump added.
“Because I want to tell you – I believe it’s going to, just like Bernie Sanders. ‘I said it was rigged,’ well it’s rigged here too believe me,” he continued. “So I just hope the Republicans are going to be very watchful.”
“I’m looking at all of these decisions coming down from the standpoint of identification/voter ID,” Trump said “And I’m saying, what do you mean? You don’t have to have voter ID to now go in and vote and it’s a little bit scary and I’ve heard a lot of bad things.”
Trump drew the ire of the Clinton campaign Tuesday when he echoed a warning issued just a day earlier by Infowars’ Alex Jones who detailed that only landslides are capable of defeating dirty tricks such as black box voter fraud. Trump warned supporters that the election could be rigged against him, just as it was against Bernie Sanders.
Clinton press secretary Brian Fallon sent out a tweet declaring that Trump’s comments are ‘pathetic’ and that he is a ‘reflexive conspiracy theorist’:
Even for a reflexive conspiracy theorist like Trump, this is pathetic. It's dangerous, too.https://t.co/hcd4kQ4VS9
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) August 2, 2016
Fallon also called Trump’s comments ‘dangerous’ without giving any reason or explanation.
Trump also responded to criticism from President Obama, who said that the GOP nominee is ‘unfit to be President’.
BREAKING: Obama says "I think the Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president" & is "woefully unprepared" pic.twitter.com/xL2pUGUenE
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) August 2, 2016
“He’ll probably go down as the worst president in the history of our country, he’s been a total disaster.” Trump declared, adding: “He’s been weak, he’s been ineffective.”
“He talks about me with Russia. Wouldn’t it be a wonderful thing frankly if we actually got along with Russia and worked out some kind of a deal where we go and knock the hell out of ISIS along with NATO and along with countries that are in the area. Wouldn’t that be wonderful as opposed to fighting?” Trump stated.
“But Crimea was taken over … It was taken over during Obama’s regime, big tough president.” he added.
“I think that Hillary Clinton has the potential to be even worse,” Trump told O’Reilly.
“She is reckless with her emails, reckless with regime change, and reckless with American lives,” Trump wrote in a later statement.
Trump noted that she and Obama “single-handedly destabilized the Middle East, handed Iraq, Libya and Syria to ISIS.”
“Then they put Iran on the path to nuclear weapons,” he said. “Then they allowed dozens of veterans to die waiting for medical care that never came. Hillary Clinton put the whole country at risk with her illegal email server, deleted evidence of her crime, and lied repeatedly about her conduct which endangered us all.”
“They have betrayed our security and our workers, and Hillary Clinton has proven herself unfit to serve in any government office,” Trump concluded.