President Donald Trump blasted White House officials, accusing them of trying to clean up after one of Joe Biden’s comments where he reputedly cast doubt on the legitimacy of the 2020 and 2022 elections.
“President Biden admitted yesterday, in his own very different way, that the 2020 election may very well have been a fraud, which I know it was,” said Trump.
“I’m sure his representatives, who work so hard to make it look legit, are not happy,” he added.
Biden warned during a rare press conference on Wednesday that the fate of his two election bills would determine the legitimacy of future elections.
News Nation’s Allison Harris asked Biden whether he believed the 2022 elections would be fair and legitimate if his election bills weren’t passed, to which he replied, “It all depends.”
“It all depends on whether or not we’re able to make the case to the American people that some of this is being set up to try to alter the outcome of the election,” said Biden.
Both election bills failed to pass in the U.S. Senate later that same day.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki tweeted her defense of Biden’s words on Thursday, saying that he “was not casting doubt on the legitimacy of the 2022 election,” but was “explaining that the results would be illegitimate if the states do what the former president asked them to do after the 2020 election: toss out ballots and overturn the results after the fact.”
However, Biden never mentioned or alluded to President Trump in his response to the question, nor Trump’s comments regarding of wide-scale election-changing irregularities.
Biden has made serious election integrity gaffes in the past, even claiming during his 2020 presidential campaign that his team had put together “the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization” in American political history.
“We’re in a situation where we have put together—and you guys did it for President Obama’s administration before this—we have put together—I think—the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics,” Biden declared at a campaign event.
Biden’s Wednesday address marks his first solo press conference at the White House since March 2021. Biden, who promised during his campaign to have the most transparent administration in history, has only held ten formal news conferences since taking office.