Beto O’Rourke: I Don't Have 'Complete Confidence’ Trump Was Fairly Elected
2020 presidential candidate weighs in on 2016 election
2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said during an interview broadcast on Saturday’s edition of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” that he doesn’t have “complete confidence” that Donald Trump's election was fair and that the voting systems weren’t breached in 2016.
After referring to the Russian breach of the voting systems in Florida, host Joy Reid asked:
“Do you have confidence that the 2016 election was not impacted in terms of, not just the use of propaganda on American voters, but literally that the electoral systems weren’t breached and that Donald Trump was elected fairly?”
“I don’t have complete confidence. In part because of what you just shared about Florida, in part because we know from other secretaries of state in different states in the union that their systems were breached.
We don’t know if vote tallies were changed, but that alone should be cause for concern.”
Last month, O’Rourke voiced his concern that the Trump administration has “free reign, almost” of Fox News, he told a crowd at his rally in San Fransisco Sunday.
“You have members of the organization moving into the White House, you have a White House with free reign, almost, over what is broadcast over one of the most widely watched cable networks in the country today,” O’Rourke said, Reuters reported.
Democratic #2020 Presidential hopeful #BetoORourke was blasted for live streaming a 'weird' 20-minute video showing him getting a haircut during a campaign stop in #Texas, just one day after apologizing for 'elite privilege.'— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) May 16, 2019
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The Democrats seem to have conveniently forgotten how biased CNN and other left-leaning outlets, suggesting that Fox News has a conservative bias in the way it presents news.
O'Rourke apologized for launching his campaign on the cover of Vanity Fair earlier this week, saying the move reinforced white 'privilege.
Appearing on The View, O'Rourke responded when asked if was 'elitist' to appear on the cover of the magazine:
"Yeah, I think it reinforces that perception of privilege."
"In the article, I was attempting to say that I felt that my calling was in public service."
"No one is born to be president of the United States of America, least of all me."