Republican lawmakers on Thursday broke away from President Donald Trump’s grievances towards the 2020 US presidential election, and urged for calm.
In a impromptu speech at the White House on Thursday afternoon, Trump made several allegations — based on little to no evidence — relating to transparency and mishandling of ballots. Trump also claimed he had already won the election, despite trailing behind Democratic nominee Joe Biden and not accounting for the hundreds of thousands of unprocessed ballots throughout the country.
“If you count the legal votes, I easily win,” Trump said. “If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us. If you count the votes that came in late, we’re looking at them very strongly. But a lot of votes came in late.”