Watch Trump Admit to Mail-In Voting, Literally Seconds After Calling Mail-in Voting ‘Corrupt’
President Donald Trump made clear that he believes that mail-in voting is a horrible and easily corruptible process during Tuesday afternoon’s press conference, as Wisconsin held an election amid the coronavirus pandemic. But when pressed, he admitted that he himself votes by mail, because he can.
In the context of the much-criticized decision to hold the Wisconsin election in a traditional manner, NBC News reporter Carol Lee noted to Trump that he had been highly critical of mail-in voting and mail-in ballots.
Trump agreed, saying “Mail-in voting is horrible. It’s corrupt,” but Lee followed by noting to the president “You voted in Florida’s election last month.”
Trump explained that, “I won’t be able to go to Florida to vote,” noting a difference between “somebody out of state and does a ballot and everything’s sealed, certified and everything else.”
He then went back to how bad he feels mail-in voting to be and made clear that he thinks “mail-in voting is a terrible thing.”
“I think if you vote, you should go, and even the concept of early voting is not the greatest. There’s a lot of things that happen. It’s okay. You should go and vote. I think you should go and you should vote. You look at with a deal where they grab thousands of mail-in ballots in the dump it. I’ll tell you what. I don’t have to tell you. You can look at the statistics. There is a lot of dishonesty going on with mail-in voting. Mail-in ballots.”