Trump 'endangering lives' and 'committing sedition' by challenging Biden's 2020 election win, says niece Mary
'If their leaders are telling them that the election was rigged and that the results are a hoax and that President Biden had not been legitimately elected, they’re going to listen to the person they have placed their trust in,' she said
Mary Trump, President Donald Trump's niece, accused her uncle of “endangering lives” and “committing sedition” by challenging the 2020 presidential election results. The daughter of President Donald Trump's deceased elder brother, Fred Trump Jr., made the allegations in an interview with MSNBC on Sunday, December 13. She made the statements in reply to anchor Alex Witt asking her, “Mary, to draw on your experience professionally on that because despite losing lawsuit after lawsuit that challenged the election results including at the Supreme Court, what do you think keeps drawing the president’s devout supporters to him amid his baseless claims of election fraud?”
“A couple of things are going on. And you know, at the most basic level, Donald has revealed something about this country. There are a lot of people who like him because of his racism, because of his misogyny, and because of his cruelty, not in spite of that. We need to be really clear about that. On the other hand, a lot of these people don’t get accurate information, partially because they watch news outlets that are more propaganda outlets than anything else and partially because, you know, they believe that they should trust their leaders," Mary responded.
She added: "If their leaders are telling them that the election was rigged and that the results are a hoax and that President Biden had not been legitimately elected, they’re going to listen to the person they have placed their trust in. It’s an extremely dangerous situation, and we need to not mince words here. What Donald is doing on a daily basis, he’s endangering lives, and he’s committing sedition.”
Last month, the 55-year-old author of 'Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man' had discussed the possibility of Trump pardoning himself while speaking to CNN's Don Lemon and whether "it would be beneath him" to follow through with it. “Well, if he were a normal person, I suppose, but first of all, he probably doesn’t understand that a pardon is essentially an admission of guilt. And Donald is somebody for whom winning is the only thing that matters. It doesn’t mean you need to win fairly, just by any means necessary. Because he thinks he always deserves to win, cheating, lying, stealing are all perfectly legitimate means towards that end."
She then slammed her uncle as "delusional" adding that "it makes perfect sense if he’s willing to take credit for a stock market gain literally caused by the fact that Biden won." Earlier this month she said that Trump is "perfectly capable of pardoning himself. Or trying to,” admitting, "I have no doubt in my mind he’s going to toy with the idea of pre-pardoning people in his inner circle, even himself."
There have been speculations that Trump could try to pardon himself as a precautionary measure to cover the possibility of prosecution after he leaves office. Back in 2018, Trump wrote on Twitter: "As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong? In the meantime, the never-ending Witch Hunt, led by 13 very Angry and Conflicted Democrats (& others) continues into the mid-terms!" in the light of the impeachment talks going on at the time as the president's possible abuse of power and his links to Russian interference in the 2016 election was probed.
As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong? In the meantime, the never ending Witch Hunt, led by 13 very Angry and Conflicted Democrats (& others) continues into the mid-terms!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2018