Speaking at the Turning Point USA Winter Gala being held at Mar-a-Lago, President Trump said what many have believed since Nov. 3, that Joe Biden “got his a** kicked” in the 2020 election.
“He lost, he got his a** kicked, ok? There’s an old expression, I think it’s a Soviet expression that often times the vote counter is far more important than the candidate,” President Trump told a private audience in Palm Beach, Fla. “It’s a disgrace and we’ll find out if they got away with it.”
The infamous quote President Trump appears to be referencing has been attributed to Soviet communist dictator Joseph Stalin, whose personal secretary Boris Bazhanov claims he once said: “I regard it as completely unimportant who in the party will vote and how, but it is extremely important who will count the votes and how.”
Jack Posobiec, a journalist, tweeted a video of Trump’s full remarks.
“I got 12 million more votes,” President Trump continued. “I was told very strongly by [John] McLaughlin and the great pollsters, we had some great pollsters, if you get the same number, which was 63 million, that you got last time, you can’t lose, if you got 1 million more it’s guaranteed, I got 12 million more, no president has ever gotten anything like it, there’s never been anybody who got 12 million more!”
“The thing was all rigged, the disgraceful thing, the mail in ballots, it’s just horrible, they mailed hundreds of millions of ballots, people are getting seven ballots,” President Trump added. “Just to give you something positive, we will bring back this country, we’re going to have a great 22 [midterms], we’re never going to forget 2020.”
President Trump also took a shot at the media in his off cuff remarks: “The news is fake, it’s the enemy of the people.”
“President Trump is the real 46, Make America Great Again,” Trump supporter Brad Bruer said in response to the 45th president’s statement.
Several elected officials were in attendance at the elite conservative gathering, such as North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn and Florida state Rep. Anthony Sabatini.
Other conservative leaders were present for the remarks, such as Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon, commentator Sebastian Gorka, journalist Jack Posobiec, and influencer Benny Johnson.