Biden says Trump will make up a reason to ‘kick back the election’ – The Sun

DONALD Trump will try to postpone the presidential election and has already taken steps to undermine it, Democratic nominee Joe Biden has said.

"Mark my words I think he is gonna try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can’t be held," Biden reportedly said during a virtual fundraiser.

“Imagine threatening not to fund the Post Office. Now what in God’s name is that about?” Biden said, according to a pool report. “Other than trying to let the word out that he’s going to do all he can to make it very hard for people to vote. That’s the only way he thinks he can possibly win.”

The fundraiser, which happened on Thursday evening was attended by Melissa Etheridge, Billy Porter and Billie Jean King, and tickets started at $1,000 per person.

Biden has said he wants Congress to provide alternatives to in-person voting, so the public can safely cast their ballots come November.


"We have to make it easier for everybody to be able to vote, particularly if we are still basically in the kind of lockdown circumstances we are in now,” Biden told about 650 donors at the fundraiser. “But that takes a lot of money, and it’s going to require us to provide money for states and insist they provide mail-in ballots."

However Trump has previously made claims, that have never been proved, that mail-in ballots are rigged.

Earlier this month, Wisconsin voters were forced to leave their homes and wait in snaking lines to cast their ballot in the state's primaries.

The US Supreme Court reversed a lower court order which would have extended the deadline for mail-in ballots, meaning many would not have had to leave their homes, risking their lives.


On Thursday, Trump accused Biden of hiding in his basement to avoid debates.

Although Trump didn't directly name his Democratic rival, he accused Biden of getting a "free pass" from the media at his daily coronavirus press briefing.

"We have a sleepy guy in the basement of the house that the press is giving the free pass to who doesn't want to do debates because of COVID," Trump said.

"We've done a good job and gotten very little credit for the good job that we've done because of the media," he continued, insinuating that reporters give Biden favorable treatment.

Biden's mishaps, however, have been widely covered by the media.


In Biden's latest blunder he confused the dates of the public holidays during a short interview on CBSN Pittsburgh.

When asked whether he thinks there will be a Vice President pick by Memorial Day, Biden said: "My guess is we probably will.

"I'm quite sure that would be the case because right now the convention is scheduled in August before Memorial Day."

After a short pause, Biden asked: "Are you saying Memorial or Labor?"

KDKA political editor Jon Delano confirmed he did in fact say Memorial Day, prompting Biden to correct his mistake.

"Oh. No, no, no, no… It won't be before Memorial Day. We're just getting the process underway," Biden said.

Later on in the interview, Biden mistakenly referred to N95 masks as “N96” masks.

These mixups came just days after the 77-year-old former vice president made a coronavirus gaffe, calling the disease COVID-9, rather than COVID-19.

His faux pas was made during a virtual town hall with frontline workers, and aired on his own campaign's Facebook page.

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