Trump Accuses Democrats of Using Coronavirus Aid Bill to 'Steal the Election'
President says Dems proposing changes in voting laws
President Donald Trump accused Democrats of attempting to use the coronavirus aid bill to steal the election in November.
Trump said that the Democrats are proposing changes in voting laws, like eliminating voter ID, enacting universal mail-in voting, and removing signature verification.
“You [know] what it’s about? Fraud,” Trump said.
“They want to try and steal this election, because frankly, it’s the only way they can win the election.”
Trump also warned that democrats wished to include stimulus payment checks for illegal aliens, the release of illegal aliens in custody, and the release of inmates.
“What does this have to do with stimulus of the economy?” Trump asked.
“What does this have to do with the coronavirus?”
However, Trump favored some measures which included support for schools so they can open, hospitals, direct payments for families, airport infrastructure, and additional funding for the paycheck protection program.
“This is what we’re talking about,” Trump said.
“Democrats are actively blocking the things we want, and what we want is good for people,” he said.
Conservative activist Candace Owens echoed Trump's remarks warning that Democrats are using the coronavirus pandemic as a cover for "the greatest ever rigging of an American election."
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Owens, a vocal supporter of Trump, said Democrats are hiding their campaign - and Joe Biden.
She also said that Democratic leaders are pushing mail-in voting because it is "corrupt," warning that it will lead to widespread voter fraud.
In a tweet, Owens shared a video of her recent interview, saying:
“Coronavirus is the greatest rigging of an American election that has ever taken place – and we are all unwitting participants.”
The news comes as Trump said he would delay the payroll tax until the end of 2020 by using an executive order.
The president stated the tax would continue to be deferred until the end of 2020, and would likely be retroactive from July 1.
Trump also stated he would defer student loan payments, extend unemployment benefits, and extend the eviction moratorium, including an order requiring health insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions.
“If Democrats continue to hold this critical relief hostage, I will act under my authority as president to get Americans the relief they need,” he said.