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PETER MCKENNA: Will Donald Trump try to cling to power on Nov. 4?

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01.10.2020

I never thought in my lifetime that I would hear a sitting U.S. president say that the results of a presidential election could be contested. But I did.

It’s a terrible and terrifying thought from a country that often prides itself on its democratic ethos and history. To be honest, that’s something that you would expect to hear from a tin-pot dictator in Central America. But not in the law and order United States of America.

Some may be willing to dismiss Trump’s comments as nothing more than “Trump being Trump” or even fanciful thinking. Not me. When I hear Trump say something, repeated during the first presidential debate , I’ve learned to believe him.

Recall when he said out loud that he was going to impose a Muslim travel ban, to build a “beautiful” wall to keep out the murderers from Mexico and to heartlessly separate children from their migrant parents at the U.S. border. No one thought he was actually serious. Guess again.

Asked by a White House reporter if he would commit to providing a peaceful transfer of power (if he loses) after the Nov. 3 election, the blunt answer by President Trump stunned many.

“Well, we’re going to have to see what happens.”

What?

He then went on to remark shockingly: “You know that I’ve been........

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