Trump Is Already ‘Setting the Stage’ to Claim Democrats Stole the 2020 Election: CNN’s Toobin

Donald Trump at a 2018 rally in Mesa, Arizona.
 
 
 
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s address at last night’s NRCC dinner – in which he suggested that Democrats won their elections in 2018 through fraud – showed he was already “setting the stage” to challenge the results of the 2020 election if he loses to a Democratic challenger.

“Let’s do a fact check first. The Senate and governor’s race in Florida, very close, went Republican. The governor’s race in Georgia, very close, went Republican,” Toobin said. “So the idea that the Democrats won every close race is simply false.”

“And it was election fraud in North Carolina 9th district, a district that went Republican,” added host John Berman.

“And fraud by people affiliated with the Republicans, not by the Democrats,” Toobin agreed. “So just the factual assertion is wrong.”

“The more sinister scary prospect is what does this mean in the presidential election of 2020 if it turns out that the Democrat wins, does the president accept the results?” he continued. “Michael Cohen as we talked about earlier in the show said in his testimony a couple weeks ago he worries that the president would not accept that result, and comments like that from the fundraiser last night suggest that he is setting the stage for challenging the results.”

“I think that it’s dangerous.” said host Alisyn Camerota. “I think that it is ominous what Michael Cohen said, that there would not be a peaceful transition of power.”

“And not based on any actual facts,” snarked Toobin.

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