President Donald Trump’s hasty claim that he won the election before all the votes were counted and that a “great fraud” was committed was the latest dramatic turn of events in a turbulent presidential election whose outcome has not yet been fully tabulated.
Several high-ranking Trump supporters and even Vice President Mike Pence pushed back the Republican incumbent’s comments, but former MLB star Aubrey Huff had a very different opinion of the President’s speech delivered at the White House in the early hours of November 4.
“The trump speech was not divisive,” tweeted the two-time World Series winner, who has long been an outspoken trump supporter.
“He has been fighting fake news for four years, and this was no different. He won this thing with ease, and they’re still hesitant to figure out how to steal this election.
Trump’s speech was not divisive. He has been fighting against fake news for 4 years, and this was no different. He has won this thing with flying colors, and they are still hesitating to figure out how to steal this election.
– Aubrey Huff (@aubrey_huff) November 4, 2020
At the time of writing this article, the election results are still incomplete because the vote count has not yet been completed. Trump insisted, however, that a fraud had been committed, although he did not provide any evidence to support his claim.
“This is a fraud against the American public,” he said. “This is an embarrassment to our district. We were preparing to win this election. Frankly, we won this election.
“We want the law to be properly enforced, so we’re going to the U.S. Supreme Court. We want all elections to be stopped. We don’t want them to find any ballots at four in the morning and put them on the list. This is a very sad moment.”
Pence conceded that Trump may be on his way to a second term, but distanced himself from the President’s remarks.
“While the votes continue to be counted, we will remain vigilant, as the President said,” he said before an election night session at the White House.
“The right to vote has been at the heart of our democracy since the founding of this nation and we will protect the integrity of the vote.
“But I really do believe with all my heart, with the extraordinary margins, Mr. President, that have inspired you in the states you have just described. And with the way you have set this movement in motion across the country to make America great again.
“I truly believe, as you do, that we are on the road to victory, and we will make America great again.
Joe Biden’s team struck back at Trump, describing his statement as “outrageous, unprecedented and wrong” and insisting that the vote count continue as usual.
“The counting will not stop. It will continue until every properly cast vote is counted,” Biden’s campaign manager, Jen O’Malley Dillon, said in a statement.
“Because that’s what our laws – the laws that protect every American’s constitutional right to vote – demand.
Huff has already got two of his election predictions wrong because Trump failed in California, and even if he were to win all 98 votes from the electoral college still available at the time of writing this article, he would win a maximum of 311 votes from the electoral college.
Last week, the former San Francisco Giants star claimed that Trump would win in California, which went to the Democrats in the last eight presidential elections. On election day, Huff said he believed the president would lead all but three states and win 487 votes, the fourth highest count in the history of the U.S. election.