Donald J. Trump for President Campaign Manager Bill Stepien confirmed that the Trump campaign is declaring victory in the critical swing state of Pennsylvania.
.@realDonaldTrump campaign manager Bill Stepien just now: “We are declaring victory in Pennsylvania…”
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) November 4, 2020
Eric Trump announced victory in the state as well on Wednesday.
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) November 4, 2020
Final results in the keystone state have been delayed until Friday, with state election officials insisting the entire week is required to release ballot and election information.
Reported figures in the state have Trump leading by a comfortable 600,000 vote margin. However, the late processing of absentee ballots will assuredly move the election in a Democratic election, even if it’s not enough to win the state.
Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien tells reporters, “we are declaring a victory in Pennsylvania.”
He says that Biden would have to get 78% of outstanding votes to win. While there are outstanding votes in Philly, Montgomery County, also many votes left in York, Butler, etc
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) November 4, 2020
President Trump declared victory in the election late on Tuesday night, with final results seemingly delayed by slow election return and tabulation systems. The swing states of Arizona and Michigan are still coming down to the wire.
The Trump campaign continues to express optimism that the continued processing of election day ballots will reveal the President as the victor of Arizona.
.@realDonaldTrump Campaign advisor Jason Miller says there are 605,000 outstanding day-of ballots in Arizona. Miller says POTUS needs 57.73% of remaining day-of vote – far less than he has been getting. The Trump campaign predicts they will declare victory in AZ by Friday.
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) November 4, 2020
Obama Reportedly Said Pete Buttigieg Too ‘Gay’ and ‘Short’ to be President
Tell it like it is, Barack!
Former president Barack Hussein Obama reportedly said that former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg was too “gay” and too “short” to be a serious presidential contender during the midst of the 2020 presidential race.
Buttigieg, who ran for president in 2020 and surprisingly won the Iowa caucus, is now the Transportation Secretary under President-imposed Joe Biden. He is considered a rising star in the Democrat Party due to his homosexual lifestyle, which includes being gay married to a husband, but Obama is apparently a doubter.
Obama reportedly made his remarks while addressing a group of black Democrat donors in Oct. 2019 as he was attempting to exert his influence over the process. The revelation comes from a new book authored by The Hill’s Amie Parnes and NBC’s Jonathan Allen titled, Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency.
At the time, Obama was apparently supporting Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for president. The excerpt from the book, which includes various pot shots made by Obama toward Buttigieg, reads as follows:
When he was asked to return to the original question on his advice, Obama said he liked Buttigieg, a rising talent who’d worked on his own campaign. But despite his affinity for the South Bend mayor, he rattled off a list of reasons why Buttigieg couldn’t win.
“He’s thirty- eight,” Obama said, pausing for dramatic effect, “but he looks thirty.” The audience laughed. Obama was on a roll, using the tone of light ridicule he some-times pointed at himself — ” big ears” and “a funny name,” he’d said so many times before. Now, it was directed at Buttigieg. “He’s the mayor of a small town,” the former president continued. “He’s gay,” Obama said, “and he’s short.” More laughter.
Only months earlier, Buttigieg had sat in Obama’s postpresidential office in Washington seeking counsel on how to maintain equanimity in the face of homophobia on the campaign trail. Now, behind his back, Obama was riffing on him to some of the wealthiest Black men in America at a time when Buttigieg had been dubbed “Mayo Pete” by critics who believed he couldn’t connect with African American voters.
It goes without saying that any conservative who made similar remarks would be pilloried by the fake news media. Obama will get a pass, although the comments may make the former president’s relationship with the former mayor strained as Buttigieg climbs up the political ladder undeservedly due solely to identity politics.
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