“The View” co-host Meghan McCain praised how her father handled defeat in 2008 and suggested President Trump and his family “melt” and create “chaos, anger and hysteria absolute ”if they were defeated by Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
McCain’s father, the late Senator John McCain, lost to Barack Obama. The co-host of “The View” is a staunch critic of Trump, who made fun of his father.
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“When my dad lost in ’08 he huddled my siblings in a corner and said, ‘Buck up,’ we’re the luckiest people all over the world and we’re not going to feel sorry for ourselves- same, we wrote history. He then thanked the Secret Service and told them to go home to their families, ”McCain wrote in a tweet.
“I predict the polar opposite extreme, the insane level of collapse, the shift in blame and the absolute anger and hysteria of the Trump family if they lose,” McCain added.
McCain, an anti-Trump Republican, is one of many pundits who, along with Democrats, have suggested that Trump would not leave office peacefully if he loses the election.
Critics of Trump often cite his frequent attacks on postal voting security as a reason they anticipate backlash if the president loses re-election. In September, Trump angered the mainstream media when he was asked about it at a press conference.
After a reporter asked the president, “Win, lose, or draw this election, are you here today committing to a peaceful transfer of power after the election?” Trumped differed, repeating his baseless claim that postal voting could lead to widespread electoral fraud.
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“We’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump said. “You know I complained very strongly about the ballots, and the votes are a disaster. ”
The White House later said it would maintain a peaceful transition of power after a “free and fair election.”
Meanwhile, Trump criticized Supreme Court rulings last week, giving Pennsylvania and North Carolina an extended deadline to receive and count absentee ballots for the 2020 election. The president did. argue that the election should end on November 3 and that any ballots received after that date should not count.
“If you knew what would have been really cool?” If our Supreme Court could have ruled that everything should be counted on the night of our election day, instead of waiting around six days, eight days, nine days, which gives them more time, ”Trump said. “If they want more time, let them cast their ballots early. They don’t have to wait until the end. ”
Many states count postal ballots received after polling day, as long as they are postmarked by or before November 3. North Carolina will accept ballots received up to nine days after the election after the Supreme Court refused to block an extension of the deadline. The Supreme Court also temporarily allowed a three-day extension in Pennsylvania that had been ordered by the state Supreme Court.
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Trump said the extensions, which Republican lawmakers opposed, could cause “bad things to happen in places like Pennsylvania and Nevada.”
“It is a terrible decision for our country. I do not care. It is a terrible decision. It’s a sham, ”Trump said.
Fox News’ Thomas Barrabi, Brie Stimson and Caitlin McFall contributed to this report.