Trump Called the Supreme Court – Stacked with Three of His Own Appointees, and a Strongly Conservative Majority – “Incompetent”
In his last few days, the world saw Donald Trump devolve into a childish tantrum. Perhaps most ludicrous and irresponsible was when he lashed out at the US Supreme Court and its refusal to intervene in the 2020 election, which Trump lost to President-elect Joe Biden.
Before he was permanently suspended, he took to Twitter to say, “The U.S. Supreme Court has been totally incompetent and weak on the massive Election Fraud that took place in the 2020 Presidential Election. We have absolute PROOF, but they don’t want to see it – No ‘standing’, they say. If we have corrupt elections, we have no country!”
Since Trump took office in 2017, he has successfully nominated three justices to the Supreme Court: Justice Neil Gorsuch in 2017, the highly controversial Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018, and just this year – another eyebrow-raising choice – Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
Trump’s complaining about the Supreme Court isn’t new. He has previously whined about his lack of standing to bring desired lawsuits. The president and his campaign have filed at least 40 challenges following his election loss, but they have won exactly zero of those.
Trump fired off another tweet, attacking the sanctity of the US election, alleging that he spoke to someone that told him “elections in Afghanistan are far more secure and much better run than the USA’s 2020 Election.”
Trump continued to paint a dangerous landscape, one that is completely baseless and has no supporting evidence, saying “Ours, with its millions and millions of corrupt Mail-In Ballots, was the election of a third world country,” and calling the president-elect a “Fake President” The tweets are no longer available.
After his loss to Biden, Trump made almost nonstop unsubstantiated claims tying widespread voter fraud, which was debunked even by former Attorney General William Barr, to a plot from Democrats to “rig” the election.
Trump also filed another appeal with the Supreme Court challenging the results of Pennsylvania’s election. But even IF everything had gone Trump’s way in that case and the Supreme Court heard it and even overturned the lower court rulings against the president, he would STILL not have had enough electoral votes to win.
Biden obtained 306 Electoral College votes, which means that even without Pennsylvania’s 20, he would have more than the 270 needed to win. Trump came out with 232 Electoral College votes.
NBC News reported that the Supreme Court refused to hear a lawsuit brought by the state of Texas, which had been prompted by congressional Republicans. The court said in a short opinion that the state had “not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another state conducts its elections.”