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Trump says he travel to support Loeffler, Perdue

President Donald Trump said Thursday he will travel to Georgia to support the state’s Republican Senate candidates ahead of the January 5 runoff election.



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after participating in a video teleconference call with members of the military on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)


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President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after participating in a video teleconference call with members of the military on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

“Speaking of Georgia, I’ll be going there,” the President said after his Thanksgiving video teleconference call with US service members, as he baselessly railed against the integrity of the state’s election results.

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White House press secretary Judd Deere said the President’s visit is scheduled for Saturday, December 5.

“Maybe I’ll go twice,” Trump said at one point, noting that he’d love to do it in a stadium, “But you can’t, because of Covid.”

Georgia is holding runoff elections for both of its US Senate seats. If either of the incumbent Republicans, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, hold onto their seats, the party will maintain its majority control in the chamber.

If Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock both prevail, however, Democrats would gain control of the Senate thanks to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote.

“Don’t be disappointed yet,” Trump said, “cause this race is far from over.”

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Trump responded to a Newsmax report that his supporters were considering boycotting the runoff election. Despite those worries, he wrote on Twitter Friday that his supporters “must get out” to vote.

The President also continued to heap baseless claims of widespread fraud on the election in Georgia Friday morning, telling reporters that the state’s Republican secretary of state was an “enemy of the people.”

“Well, I told (Loeffler and Perdue) today, I think you’re dealing in a very fraudulent system. I’m very worried about that,” Trump said when asked about confidence in the upcoming Georgia election, calling the candidates “tremendous people.”

The President’s comments Thursday punctuated a rambling news conference in which he pushed more unfounded voter fraud conspiracy theories and continued to deny his election loss. The spectacle came directly after his call with troops — an event US Presidents traditionally use to boost morale of service members stationed abroad during the holidays and remind the country of their service.

“Many of you are very far from home, but today, we hope you know that millions of American families are praying with gratitude for the sacrifices you make and the incredible, absolutely incredible, job you do,” Trump said as he began the call.”

The country, he added, “is doing very well. It’s the highest honor of my life to serve as your commander in chief.”

Trump spoke with six units representing each US military branch, including the Space Force, which he said holds a “special place in my heart.”

“Thank you all, have a great Thanksgiving, and don’t eat too much turkey,”

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Arizona legislators, Trump lawyers plan Phoenix meeting on election

President Donald Trump talks to reporters at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Phoenix. (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP)

PHOENIX — Arizona legislators and lawyers for President Donald Trump will hold a meeting at a downtown hotel on Monday to discuss the election as they continue to dispute his defeat earlier this month despite there being no evidence of widespread fraud.

The gathering may rally Trump supporters and provide counter-programming on the same morning Arizona’s secretary of state is scheduled to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state, but it is unclear how legislators could do much of anything about the outcome of the race.

While the Trump campaign andstateRepublican Party have filed election lawsuits in Maricopa County, they have not put forward evidence of fraud and judges have so far tossed out the cases.

Republic Gov. Doug Ducey said earlier this week that he trusts the state’s election system after he had held off acknowledging Biden had won the state, citing the court cases that were ongoing.

“I’ve said several times: Arizona is a good government state,” Ducey said Tuesday. “I trust our election system. There’s integrity in our election system. Joe Biden did win Arizona.”

Nevertheless, in announcing he would chair Monday’s meeting, Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley, said his “worst fears have come to light” after “examining potential fraud pathways and illegal actions through which our 2020 election could have been tainted.”

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Not a legislative hearing

The meeting at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Phoenix is not a hearing of the Legislature as Finchem and Trump campaign’s legal team have cast it. 

The state Legislature is not in session. The speaker of the House of Representatives and the president of the Senate can call for committee meetings in between sessions but they have not authorized the event.

Finchem said he requested approval a few weeks ago for a meeting of the House Federal Relations Committee, which he chairs, but has not received authorization from House leadership.

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Tucson International Airport, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (Photo: Alex Brandon, AP)

“After a review of the statistical anomalies, and there are to numbers to count [sic], affidavits of improper actions and community outrage that has grown out of what appears to voters to be an attempt to throw the election through a number of fraudulent efforts, we decided as Members of the Legislature, and not as members of any specific committee, that we should move forward with a public hearing,” Finchem wrote in a press release.

Jenna Ellis, a lawyer for the president, wrote Friday that she would be present along with Rudy Giuliani, the most prominent figure in the Trump campaign’s legal efforts.

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Georgia runoff election: Trump says he travel to suuport Loeffler, Perdue

“Speaking of Georgia, I’ll be going there,” the President said after his Thanksgiving video teleconference call with US service members, as he baselessly railed against the integrity of the state’s election results.

White House press secretary Judd Deere said the President’s visit is scheduled for Saturday, December 5.

“Maybe I’ll go twice,” Trump said at one point, noting that he’d love to do it in a stadium, “But you can’t, because of Covid.”

Georgia is holding runoff elections for both of its US Senate seats. If either of the incumbent Republicans, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, hold onto their seats, the party will maintain its majority control in the chamber.

If Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock both prevail, however, Democrats would gain control of the Senate thanks to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote.

“Don’t be disappointed yet,” Trump said, “cause this race is far from over.”

Trump responded to a Newsmax report that his supporters were considering boycotting the runoff election. Despite those worries, he wrote on Twitter Friday that his supporters “must get out” to vote.

The President also continued to heap baseless claims of widespread fraud on the election in Georgia Friday morning, telling reporters that the state’s Republican secretary of state was an “enemy of the people.”

“Well, I told (Loeffler and Perdue) today, I think you’re dealing in a very fraudulent system. I’m very worried about that,” Trump said when asked about confidence in the upcoming Georgia election, calling the candidates “tremendous people.”

The President’s comments Thursday punctuated a rambling news conference in which he pushed more unfounded voter fraud conspiracy theories and continued to deny his election loss. The spectacle came directly after his call with troops — an event US Presidents traditionally use to boost morale of service members stationed abroad during the holidays and remind the country of their service.

“Many of you are very far from home, but today, we hope you know that millions of American families are praying with gratitude for the sacrifices you make and the incredible, absolutely incredible, job you do,” Trump said as he began the call.”

The country, he added, “is doing very well. It’s the highest honor of my life to serve as your commander in chief.”

Trump spoke with six units representing each US military branch, including the Space Force, which he said holds a “special place in my heart.”

“Thank you all, have a great Thanksgiving, and don’t eat too much turkey,” he said as he concluded the call.

President-elect Joe Biden tweeted that he spent the afternoon on video calls with frontline workers.

“Jill and I were honored today to talk to some of the heroes on the front lines of this crisis,” Biden said. “We’re thankful today and every day for the nurses and firefighters who sacrifice so much to keep our communities safe. We see the very best of America in your courage and selflessness.”

In 2017 and 2018, Trump held his Thanksgiving call with troops
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Trump to travel to Georgia to campaign for Republicans in runoff races

President Trump said he will travel to Georgia next Saturday to campaign for the two Republican senators locked in a crucial runoff that will determine which political party controls the U.S. Senate.

Trump made the announcement on a video call with U.S. service members on Thanksgiving in which he again railed against the integrity of the state’s voting system.

“Maybe I’ll go twice,” he said, noting he’d probably draw in a stadium full of supporters in the southern state.

Georgia’s two Republican senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue will face Democratic challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in a Jan. 5 runoff. Warnock is a senior pastor at Martin Luther King Jr.’s church Ebenezer Baptist. Ossoff, a former investigative journalist, gained national attention in a 2017 special election for Congress, nearly flipping a seat long in GOP control.

Following Trump’s travel announcement, Loeffler tweeted, “I’m excited to welcome @realDonaldTrump back to Georgia next Saturday for a rally with @Perduesenate & me! We will ALWAYS have his back – and I’m so honored he has outs! #gapol #gasen.”

Despite near-constant praise for Perdue, Trump’s response to Loeffler hasn’t always been as welcoming.

It is no secret that Trump’s relationship with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, started to turn after he appointed Loeffer to former Sen. Johnny Isakson’s seat. Isakson retired at the end of 2019 due to Parkinson’s disease and other medical challenges.

Loeffler is running for the final two years won by Isakson in 2016.

Trump had wanted Kemp to appoint Rep. Doug Collins to Isakson’s post.

On election night, Loeffler ran in a special election with 20 candidates on the ballot, including Collins and Warnock.

Warnock and Loeffler were the top two performers in that race but because neither won a majority, they will meet again in the Jan. 5 runoff.

Loeffler, 49, and her husband, 65, hold about a $500 million stake in Intercontinental Exchange, which serves as the parent to the New York Stock Exchange. Forbes, which did a deep dive of their finances, estimates Loeffler and her husband are worth at least $800 million.

Loeffler and Perdue have never wavered in their support of Trump and, like the president, has repeatedly pushed the unfounded claim that there was massive voter fraud in Georgia, choosing instead to throw the state’s Republican governor and secretary of state under the bus to keep favor with Trump, who has refused to concede the presidential race to Joe Biden.

Georgia Republican Party Chairman David Shafer told the Washington Examiner he is ready for Trump’s visit and believes it will bring the fractured party together.

“We need the president’s help to win the runoff elections and are delighted that he is returning,” Shafer said Friday. “His supporters here want

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Trump maintains election fraud, pledges travel to Georgia in first presser since election

President Donald Trump took questions from reporters Thursday for the first time since he lost the presidential election, continuing to declare the results fraudulent and saying he would travel to Georgia to help the two GOP candidates in the Senate runoffs there.



a statue of Donald Trump: President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after participating in a video teleconference call with members of the military on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)


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President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after participating in a video teleconference call with members of the military on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Asked about his plans for his last Thanksgiving in the White House, Trump said you “can’t say what’s first or last,” adding it might be the “first one of a second term.”

“It’s going to be a very hard thing to concede,” the president said, repeating a number of baseless claims about the election results. “This was a massive fraud,” he maintained.

Of the electoral college formalizing President-elect Joe Biden’s win, Trump said: “If they do, they made a mistake.”

Speaking after holding a teleconference with members of the armed forces overseas for the traditional presidential Thanksgiving message, Trump warned that “the Biden administration … wants to get rid of ‘America First,’” referring to his own approach to foreign relations. The president also touted increases in military spending pushed by his administration in the last four years, according to pool reports.

Trump’s remarks were a stark departure from public Thanksgiving messages delivered by previous presidents, as well as from Biden’s Thanksgiving message delivered earlier Thursday, where the president-elect stressed the need to heal the nation’s division.

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Trump condemned his successor for moving forward with the presidential transfer of power, saying: “I don’t think it’s right he’s trying to pick a Cabinet.”

“Don’t let Biden take credit for the vaccine,” the president repeatedly stressed, while defending his administration’s much-criticized response to the coronavirus pandemic.

White House spokesman Judd Deere said Trump, who has kept a low profile since the election some three weeks ago, was expected to travel to Georgia next Saturday, Dec. 5.

The president continued to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the state’s election system, having previously claimed without evidence widespread fraud in the presidential election there. “I’m very worried about that,” Trump said. “You have a fraudulent system.”

“I think it’s very dangerous for the two people,” he said of David Purdue and Kelly Loeffler, the Republican senators contesting the two runoff elections that could tip the balance of the Senate. He then baselessly called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who has defended the state’s election process, an “enemy of the people.”

The vast majority of the Trump campaign’s election challenges in Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania have been thrown out of court.

Responding to a question if he would willingly leave the White House at the time of a formal handover, the president replied, “Certainly I will,

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Trump says he travel to suuport Loeffler, Perdue

President Donald Trump said Thursday he will travel to Georgia to support the state’s Republican Senate candidates ahead of the January 5 runoff election.



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after participating in a video teleconference call with members of the military on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)


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President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after participating in a video teleconference call with members of the military on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

“Speaking of Georgia, I’ll be going there,” the President said after his Thanksgiving video teleconference call with US service members, as he baselessly railed against the integrity of the state’s election results.

White House press secretary Judd Deere said the President’s visit is scheduled for Saturday, December 5.

“Maybe I’ll go twice,” Trump said at one point, noting that he’d love to do it in a stadium, “But you can’t, because of Covid.”

Georgia is holding runoff elections for both of its US Senate seats. If either of the incumbent Republicans, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, hold onto their seats, the party will maintain its majority control in the chamber.

If Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock both prevail, however, Democrats would gain control of the Senate thanks to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote.

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“Don’t be disappointed yet,” Trump said, “cause this race is far from over.”

The President’s comments punctuated a rambling news conference in which he pushed more unfounded voter fraud conspiracy theories and continued to deny his election loss. The spectacle came directly after his call with troops — an event US Presidents traditionally use to boost morale of service members stationed abroad during the holidays and remind the country of their service.

“Many of you are very far from home, but today, we hope you know that millions of American families are praying with gratitude for the sacrifices you make and the incredible, absolutely incredible, job you do,” Trump said as he began the call.”

The country, he added, “is doing very well. It’s the highest honor of my life to serve as your commander in chief.”

Trump spoke with six units representing each US military branch, including the Space Force, which he said holds a “special place in my heart.”

“Thank you all, have a great Thanksgiving, and don’t eat too much turkey,” he said as he concluded the call.

President-elect Joe Biden tweeted that he spent the afternoon on video calls with frontline workers.

“Jill and I were honored today to talk to some of the heroes on the front lines of this crisis,” Biden said. “We’re thankful today and every day for the nurses and firefighters who sacrifice so much to keep our communities safe. We see the very best of America in your courage and selflessness.”

In 2017 and 2018, Trump held his Thanksgiving call with troops from his Mar-a-Lago resort

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Will Trump Save Airlines By Lifting Travel Restrictions?

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  • The consideration was cleared by the White House pandemic task force
  • The CDC, however, is still advising against all-but essential travel
  • The industry is expecting revenues to come in some 60% lower than last year

The Trump administration may consider lifting some travel bans as a way to prop up the struggling airline industry.

U.S. officials and those in the airline industry told Reuters in an exclusive that the Trump administration is reconsidering some entry restrictions. They’re considering lifting the ban on those who have recently been in Brazil as well as Britain, Ireland and 26 other European countries.

“Many administration officials argue the restrictions no longer make sense given that most countries around the world are not subject to the entry ban,” the report, published Wednesday, read. “They contend lifting the restrictions would be a boost to struggling U.S. airlines, which have seen international travel fall by 70%, according to airline industry data.”

President Donald Trump ordered a ban on most non-U.S. visitors from China in late January and followed suit on Iran in February. Travel restrictions were enacted in March that bar many visitors from Europe from entering the country. A similar restriction was enacted for Brazilian travelers in May.

Most non-U.S. residents are prohibited from entering U.S. territories if they’ve been in any of those countries 14 days prior to travel. Exceptions are in place for journalists, humanitarian travel, public health issues and national security.

This week, the International Air Transport Association estimated the industry would post sector-wide revenue of about $328 billion, about 60% lower than last year.

“This crisis is devastating and implacable,” IATA director general Alexandre de Juniac said in a statement.

Last week, United Airlines said it expected air travel to decline by “at least” 55% in the fourth quarter compared with the same period in 2019. For British Airways, the situation is so bad that it starting selling items like slippers and beverage carts to the public.

While generating revenue, that move was also a way for the airline to clear out warehouses building up with goods because of limits to seating and cabin service.

Reuters reported the consideration of lifting some travel restrictions got the blessing of the White House task force working to address the pandemic. But on Wednesday, a report found the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised against traveling unless it’s absolutely essential.

At best, U.S. citizens can travel internationally provided they have a negative test for COVID-19 within 72 hours of entry or self-quarantine for 14 days.

Airport authorities said the weekend before Thanksgiving saw the most fliers since the outbreak of the pandemic in March Airport authorities said the weekend before Thanksgiving saw the most fliers since the outbreak of the pandemic in March Photo: AFP / Kena Betancur

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Trump cancels trip to Gettysburg hotel for a GOP hearing about baseless voter-fraud claims after a campaign adviser tests positive for COVID-19



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  • President Donald Trump canceled a planned trip to a hotel in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for a Republican-organized hearing about purported voter fraud after a campaign adviser tested positive for coronavirus, pool reports said.
  • The president was expected to join his personal defense lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who attended the event despite also being exposed to COVID-19 after his son, Andrew, tested positive.
  • The Gettysburg event is said to be the first of several in battleground states designed to undermine President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the election.
  • Pennsylvania officially certified Biden’s win in the state on Tuesday.
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President Donald Trump canceled a scheduled trip to Pennsylvania on Wednesday to attend a Republican-organized hearing about purported voter fraud after a campaign adviser tested positive for coronavirus, press pool reports said.

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Trump was expected to travel to a hotel in Gettysburg to address the event amid his campaign’s ongoing effort to overturn the 2020 election results, Axios and CNN reported. However, on Wednesday morning, Bloomberg News reported that Trump’s adviser, Boris Epshteyn, had tested positive for COVID-19.

Epshteyn did not attend the Gettysburg event, but he was in contact with Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, last week at a news conference at the Republican National Convention. Giuliani was also separately exposed to the virus after his son, Andrew, tested positive. The former New York mayor attended Wednesday’s event at Gettysburg and was seen speaking indoors without a mask in a tightly-packed room.

If Trump had attended the Gettysburg event, it would have been his first trip outside the Washington, DC, area since losing the general election. Sources told Axios and CNN that Trump was initially expected to join Giuliani at the Wyndham hotel and meet with the state’s Republican-led Senate Majority Policy Committee to discuss alleged “election issues and irregularities.”

State Sen. Doug Mastriano requested the meeting take place amid the Trump campaign’s refusal to give up its court challenges against Pennsylvania’s election results. The battleground state officially certified its results on Tuesday and confirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, securing him the state’s 20 electoral votes.

The Gettysburg event is said to be the first of several planned in battleground states designed to undermine Biden’s victory in the election, CNN reported.

Jenna Ellis, an attorney working on the Trump campaign, said the outgoing president’s legal team would not “back down,” even though multiple states, including Michigan and Georgia, have certified Biden’s win.

“It’s in everyone’s interest to have a full vetting of election irregularities and fraud,” Giuliani said in a statement reported by Bloomberg. “And the only way to do this is with public hearings, complete with witnesses, videos, pictures and other evidence of illegalities from the November 3rd election.”

Trump and his campaign continue to insist, without evidence, that widespread voter fraud led to his defeat earlier this month, and Pennsylvania has been at the center of their baseless claims.

Speaking after Pennsylvania certified its election result, the

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Trump to join voter-fraud hearing at Pennsylvania hotel with Giuliani

  • President Donald Trump is expected to join Rudy Giuliani at a hotel in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday for a Republican-organized hearing into baseless voter-fraud allegations in the state, multiple news outlets reported.
  • Pennsylvania officially certified Biden’s victory Tuesday.
  • The event is said to be the first of several in battleground states designed to undermine Biden’s victory.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

President Donald Trump is expected to travel to Pennsylvania on Wednesday to address a Republican-organized event promoting baseless allegations of voter fraud in the state, Axios and CNN reported.

A source told Axios the plans might still change, but the visit would be just Trump’s first trip outside the Washington, DC, area since losing this month’s election to Joe Biden.

Sources told Axios and CNN that Trump was expected to join his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani at a hotel in Gettysburg to meet with the state’s Republican-led Senate Majority Policy Committee to discuss alleged “election issues and irregularities.”

State Sen. Doug Mastriano requested the meeting take place amid the Trump campaign’s refusal to give up its court challenges against Pennsylvania’s election result. The battleground state officially certified its result Tuesday, with Biden defeating Trump by 80,555 votes and securing its 20 Electoral College votes.

The event is said to be the first of several planned in battleground states designed to undermine Biden’s victory in the election, CNN reported.

Jenna Ellis, an attorney working on the Trump campaign, said the outgoing president’s legal team would not “back down” despite state officials certifying Biden’s victory.

“It’s in everyone’s interest to have a full vetting of election irregularities and fraud,” Giuliani said in a statement reported by Bloomberg.

“And the only way to do this is with public hearings, complete with witnesses, videos, pictures and other evidence of illegalities from the November 3rd election.”

Trump and his campaign continue to insist, without evidence, that widespread voter fraud led to his defeat earlier this month, and Pennsylvania has been at the center of their baseless claims.

Speaking after Pennsylvania certified its election result, the Biden campaign advisor Bob Bauer said: “It’s readily apparent to everyone besides Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and Jenna Ellis that this election is over and that Joe Biden won resoundingly.”

He added: “Trump did everything he could to disenfranchise voters and stop the results from being certified in Pennsylvania, including filing over 15 unsuccessful lawsuits — most recently producing one of the more embarrassing courtroom performances of all time, with the judge in the case ruling that their arguments were ‘without merit’ and ‘unsupported by evidence.’

“Trump did not succeed in Pennsylvania and he will not succeed anywhere else.”

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Trump To Travel To Pennsylvania To Join Giuliani At GOP Hearing On Voter Fraud Allegations

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President Donald Trump will travel to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, multiple outlets have confirmed, where he will join his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, for a Republican-led state Senate Majority Policy Committee “hearing” to discuss allegations of fraud related to the 2020 presidential election.

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CNN broke the story overnight Tuesday, noting the hearing was not on Trump’s public schedule, and that the planning was being “handled internally as an unannounced movement.”

Early Wednesday, Fox News confirmed the president’s travel plans include a trip to the Keystone State.

Pennsylvania Sen. Doug Mastriano (R) set up the hearing (which is not being formally administered by the Pennsylvania legislature) and invited several other Republican lawmakers. 

“Elections are a fundamental principle of our democracy – unfortunately, Pennsylvanians have lost faith in the electoral system,” said Mastriano. “I have heard from thousands of Pennsylvanians regarding issues experienced at the polls, irregularities with the mail-in voting system, and concerns whether their vote was counted.”

The event is scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m., although it is not yet known what time Trump will arrive, and it is unknown if Trump will speak at the event. 

Key Background:

The trip to Pennsylvania will be the president’s first time leaving the Washington, D.C.-area since Election Day. New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman tweeted that some of Trump’s aides had “tried to talk him out” of attending the meeting. Some of the president’s advisers “were kept in the dark about this, underscoring how disjointed the president’s team has become in the two weeks since Nov. 3,” Haberman reported, adding, “others tried telling him this is a mistake. Among other things, Trump is likely to announce a 2024 campaign soon, and this is brand building.” On Saturday, a federal judge in Pennsylvania dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Trump campaign that sought to invalidate millions of votes. On Tuesday, Pennsylvania certified the state’s 2020 general election results, which delivered 20 electoral votes for Biden. 

What To Watch For:

According to CNN, the president is also considering attending a similar event in Michigan next week.

Further Reading:

Trump to join Giuliani at Pennsylvania GOP meeting on election irregularities, source says (Fox News) 

Trump is expected to join Giuliani at Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers’ voter fraud event (CNN)

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