Joe Biden’s claim that President Trump is going to somehow use the coronavirus outbreak to delay the election in November is “just crazy,” Buck Sexton, the host of “The Buck Sexton Show” said Friday.
Biden told a campaign fundraiser, “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.”
He also reportedly predicted that Russia will attempt to interfere again.
Tim Murtaugh, the Trump campaign communications director, told the Hill that Biden’s comments were “incoherent” and simply the ramblings of “a lost candidate who is out of touch with reality.”
“Perhaps he also missed the news that the infamous Steele Dossier, central to the Russian Collusion Hoax, was likely complied with Russian disinformation.”
There has been growing debate about the virtues and concerns about the widespread use of mail-in ballots, especially since health officials seem uncertain that it will be safe to physically vote in November.
Trump has spoken out against mail-in balloting and said the system is vulnerable to fraud. Biden, like many Democrats, are in favor of the effort and claimed that Trump is purposely withholding U.S. Postal Service funding so the agency could not meet the demand in November.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in an interview on MSNBC that Trump has done a lot to undermine “who we are as Americans, but the fact is, we cannot allow him to do that to our democracy.”
“That will not happen. And, God willing, maybe some Republicans might even stand up for our country, our Constitution and our democracy, as well. I think they will.”
Sexton sees Biden as a vulnerable candidate who showed no “objective indicator” that he would be “better at handling anything, never mind this pandemic.”
Sexton theorized that the media will likely develop a louder voice on behalf of Biden against Trump while the former vice president, “a sleepy guy” who has been holed up in his basement, is “given a free pass.”
Sexton, the former CIA analyst, said when Trump beat Hillary Clinton in 2016, he essentially defeated her and the media, which left many in the press licking their wounds and waiting to enact their revenge.
The media will use 2020 as an “opportunity to reassert their power.”
They will want to regroup and “the next time around, let everybody know, ‘Hey, the media still gets to call the shots on this stuff. And if Trump loses, that will be the perception that they come away with.”