Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2020-11-05 20:28:13 –
By: KDKA-TV News Team
WASHINGTON, DC (KDKA / AP) – Former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge has sharply criticized President Donald Trump following his White House remarks.
From the press conference room on Thursday, Trump pushed unsubstantiated allegations of electoral misconduct in a series of tweets and insisted that the current vote count of ballots submitted before and on election day had to stop. And in his first public appearance since the end of election night, he amplified conspiracy theories amid the traps of presidential power.
“This is a case where they’re trying to steal an election, they’re trying to rig an election,” Trump said of Democrats, whom he accused of bribery without providing any evidence.
Ridge took to Twitter Thursday night to share his thoughts.
“With his White House remarks tonight, the president failed to respect all Americans who found a way to vote safely amid a pandemic that has left 235,000 dead. Not to mention those who conscientiously count this vote. Absolutely shameful. Yet so predictable, ”Ridge tweeted.
With his White House remarks tonight, the president disrespected every American who found a way to vote safely amid a pandemic that has left 235,000 dead. Not to mention those who conscientiously count this vote. Absolutely shameful. Yet so predictable.
– Governor Tom Ridge (@GovRidge) November 6, 2020
Ridge was the 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania and was the first Secretary of Homeland Security.
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