"This is going to be one of the greatest scams, and it's common sense, this has nothing to do with politics," Trump said in Charlotte. "This is the greatest scam in the history of politics, I think. And I'm talking about the other nation. And they act like they are aggrieved flight by saying this, we're saying such a horrible thing."
"I don't want to be accused of anything," the president said. "But what it means is there trying this deal the election from the Republicans, that's what it means. In a very, very nice way, I will tell you they are trying to steal the election just like they did it included, that included last time was spying and we caught them."
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: They'll be making them--if you talk about 80 million ballots--it's 80 million--could even be higher than that. I used to say 51 million--now it's 80 million. They said, sir, you're a little obsolete with the 51. I said all right what is it? 80. I said 80? How is it possible to--think of it--they'll be sending in--they'll be dumping them in neighborhoods. They'll be people--people are going to be picking them up.
They'll be bribing, they'll be paying off people to grab some. This is going to be one of the greatest scams, and it's common sense, this has nothing to do with politics. It's common sense.
Anybody--you don't have to know politics--they're going to mail out 80 million ballots. It's impossible--they have no idea. Who's mailing them? Mostly Democrat--Democrat states and Democratic governors. Supposing they don't mail them to Republican neighborhoods. That means they're not going to get them so they're going to complain and the elections going to be over and then they're going to complain and then they'll say, oh well, we didn't get it. Big deal. In the meantime, you might lose the election.
This is the greatest scam in the history of politics, I think. And I'm talking about the other nation. And they act like they are aggrieved flight by saying this, we're saying such a horrible thing. We're not patriotic by saying this. No, we voted during World War I. We voted at the voting booth during World War II. The pandemic -- we're doing very well and people know how to handle it. Look at the crowds. They're doing very well. It's very safe. It's going to be very safe. If you have an absentee ballot where you requested, we're all in favor of that.
Absentee--like in Florida--absentee is good. But other than that, they're very, very bad. There'll be millions of ballots--take a look at New York, take a look at Virginia, take a look at New Jersey, all different cases. They just had one last night. Now they're thinking about recalling certain elections that took place with mail in. And these are small little elections that are locally-based that are easy to run not millions but thousands of ballots. Thousands. Hundreds of ballots. But these are small and they can't control it.
They said 23 percent of the ballots were defective. What does defective mean? It means fraud. It means -- it means a lot of things that we won't get into because I don't want to be accused. You see all the cameras back there?
It's the fake news -- I don't want to be accused of anything. But what it means is there trying this deal the election from the Republicans, that's what it means. In a very, very nice way, I will tell you they are trying to steal the election just like they did it included, that included last time was spying and we caught them. And that included President Obama and that included, let's be nice, Biden. This could only happen in North Carolina.
But that included them and they got caught. And then somebody said, well, what are you gonna do? Well we can't attack a president. Oh, I see. If it was me--
--they said we can't (INAUDIBLE) president. We caught them. We caught them cold. And they said we can't attack. He was in meetings talking about it. And by the way this was spying before and after and I think it's a disgrace to our country.
TRUMP: I think we can never let that happen again. But now they're doing something that in a certain way is more dangerous because it's more effective. They spied on my campaign. You know what they found? Nothing. But this is big stuff. This is stealing millions of votes and it's gonna be very hard.
Now we're in courts all over the country and hopefully we have judges that are going to give it a fair call. Because if they give it a fair call we're gonna win this election. The only way they can take this election away from us is if this is a rigged election. We're gonna win this election.
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