Trump adviser Peter Navarro says WH operating under ‘assumption of a 2nd Trump term’

Trump supporters are sticking to the lie that there was widespread voter fraud during the presidential election

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Peter Navarro, one of President Donald Trump’s top advisors, said on Friday that the White House is not preparing for a transition and that the staff is working as if Trump won the election. 

“We are moving forward here at the White House under the assumption that there will be a second Trump term,” Navarro told Fox BusinessMaria Bartiromo on Friday.

U.S. President Donald Trump and White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro check out the new Endurance all-electric pickup truck on the south lawn of the White House on September 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

President-elect Joe Biden will become the 45th President of the United States after earning more electoral votes than Trump after the Nov. 3rd election. Although not all of the state’s counts have been officially announced, Biden is still the clear winner because he crossed the 270 electoral vote milestone.

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“What we seek here is verifiable ballots, certifiable ballots, and an investigation into what are growing numbers of allegations of fraud under signed affidavits by witnesses and my own view looking at this election, we have what appears in some sense to be an immaculate deception,” Navarro continued.

Many Republicans and Trump supporters are sticking to the lie that there was widespread voter fraud during this election, according to CNN. Though there have been constant requests for proof of their claims, there has been no verifiable evidence of voter fraud. 

Navarro claims there is clear evidence of fraud because on Election Day, President Trump was leading in battleground states, but the next day, Biden “got just enough votes” to catch up.

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Trump and his administration went on to set up a hotline so that people could call in and report proof of fraud. The hotline was shut down after receiving too many prank calls. 

Political experts have already explained that that mail-in voters were predominately Democratic, as Democrats were more likely to avoid the polls due to coronavirus concerns. Many of those votes were counted after Election Day, as is allowed by state laws, and favored Biden.

Republicans, including Navarro, are not satisfied by the explanation and are seemingly in denial about who will be the president next year. 

“Any speculation about what Joe Biden might do I think his moot at this point,” said Navarro. 

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