“This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to our country. We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election. We did win this election. It’s a very sad moment. To me, this is a very sad moment. And we will win this, and as far as I’m concerned, we already have won it.”
That is what President Donald Trump had to say on Wednesday, threatening to challenge the results of the race in the Supreme Court, according to Politico.
But not everyone was too fond of the words of Trump. Many people spoke out against the president, even some of his allies who had previously supported him like former New Jersey governor Chris Christie.
Christie, who rejected Trump’s assertion that American voters and the country have been fooled, told ABC News the following: “I talk tonight now not as a former governor, but as a former U.S. attorney. There’s just no basis to make that argument tonight.”
He continued: “There comes a point where you have to let the process play itself out before you judge it to have been flawed. I think it’s a bad strategic decision, it’s a bad political decision, and it’s not the kind of decision you would expect someone to make tonight who holds the position he holds.”
Christie was not the only person who spoke out against Trump for claiming that he won the election when, in fact, neither he nor the Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, has the right amount of electoral votes to win the nation’s highest office in power, which is a total of 270 votes.
Ben Shapiro, a conservative podcaster, also slammed the president for his comments on winning the election in which he has not as of yet, calling it “deeply irresponsible” in a post on Twitter.
Finally, the former governor of Pennsylvania, Sen. Rick Santorum, had this to say about the president and also criticizing Trump for his ill words on victory: “I hope that … they walk it back tomorrow and say, ‘We want the votes to be counted.”
“Particularly in Arizona. If you want them counted in Arizona, you need to count them in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, too. And Georgia,” he said.