Rudy Giuliani and Eric Trump launch furious attack on US democracy and promise wave of lawsuits to stop Biden

Former New York mayor asks: ‘Do you think we’re stupid? Do you think we’re fools?'

Madeline Roth
Thursday 05 November 2020 05:00 GMT
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Rudy Giuliani leads wild attack on US democracy, promising wave of lawsuits to stop Biden
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Members of the Trump campaign, including Eric Trump and Rudy Giuliani, held a press conference in Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon in which they claimed Donald Trump has not only won the state of Pennsylvania, but the entire US presidential election.

Eric Trump spoke first, alleging that Democrats were trying to “cheat” by committing mass voter fraud and vowing to file a lawsuit to halt vote-counting in Pennsylvania.

“We're going to win Pennsylvania, but they're trying to cheat us out of it because they know it's their only path to victory,” he said. “We are going to file a suit in Pennsylvania. It is the last thing that we wanted to do, it's the last thing my father wanted to do. But this is rampant corruption. It can’t happen. It’s not fair. This isn’t democracy.”

Eric Trump then introduced Mr Giuliani, who he said was "leading the legal effort" on behalf of the Trump campaign. The former New York City mayor fired off a litany of criticism aimed at Joe Biden and Democrats.

"This is beyond anything I have ever seen before," Mr Giuliani told the crowd of Trump supporters. "Do you think we're stupid? Do you think we're fools? You know something, Democrats do think you're stupid. And they do think you're fools. That's why you get called 'deplorable' and 'chumps.'"

He continued, "We're going to stick with this. We're going to win this election. We've actually won it. It's just a matter of counting the votes fairly."

Mr Giuliani said the Trump campaign has already filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania that alleges Republicans were not given the proper chance to observe the opening and sorting of ballots. He added that they may also file a federal lawsuit against what they claim is voter fraud, to "really expose the corruption of the Democratic Party." 

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