Rashida Tlaib slams ‘forever impeached’ Trump over Detroit fraud claims: ‘We know how count unlike him’

'He is just mad because we know how to count, unlike him’

Louise Hall
Friday 06 November 2020 16:16
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Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has told “forever impeached” Donald Trump not to badmouth Detroit as he continues to make baseless claims of electoral fraud against Michigan.

Rep Tlaib, one of the four freshman Democratic congresswomen known as The Squad, won reelection on Wednesday for her second term in Congress for Michigan's 13th district.

The politician lashed out at Mr Trump on Twitter for his continued attacks on the electoral process in the state of Michigan, and in particular her hometown of Detroit on Thursday.

“The forever impeached corrupt President needs to keep my city out of his mouth,” she tweeted. ”He is just mad because we know how to count, unlike him.”

The president has continued making unfounded claims of election fraud and illegal ballot-counting as the US election seemingly continues to unfold in favor of his Democratic rival Joe Biden.

Defying ongoing election results as he addressed Americans from the White House on Thursday Mr Trump said he "won the state" of Michigan and "did likewise" in Wisconsin — both false statements.

Mr Trump also specifically targeted Detroit, saying the state's largest city was one of the “most corrupt political places anywhere in our country”, casting doubt over its electoral process.

The president claimed his campaign had been prevented from observing vote counting in Detroit, The Detroit News reported.

“Detroit and Philadelphia, known as two of the most corrupt political places anywhere in our country, easily, cannot be responsible for engineering the outcome of a presidential race,” Mr Trump said.

The Trump campaign has provided no evidence for their accusations that the votes being tabulated from absentee ballots were cast fraudulently.

The Associated Press called Michigan for former Vice President Mr Biden on Wednesday evening as the vote count came in.

A judge in the state denied the Trump campaign’s lawsuit to stop counting the state’s ballot over a claim that Republican poll watchers were denied access to view the ballots.

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