Book: Trump Wanted To Use COVID To Call Off Election

Yahoo News reports:

Former President Donald Trump suggested using the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to not hold the 2020 presidential election, according to a new book. An excerpt from Michael Wolff’s book “Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency” published in The Times of London Wednesday said that Trump raised the prospect twice over the summer.

“People can’t get to the polls. It’s a national emergency. Right?” Trump is reported as saying. Mark Meadows, then-White House Chief of Staff, stepped up to say that that there is no constitutional way that’s possible, Wolff wrote.

Trump again raised the idea a few days later at a debate preparation session in Bedminster, New Jersey, with Chris Christie, according to Wolff. Christie then told him “you can’t do that, man,” adding: “You do know, you can’t declare martial law. You do know that, right?” according to Wolff.

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