White House ‘moving forward under assumption of second Trump term’, adviser Navarro says in echo of Pompeo

DONALD Trump adviser Peter Navarro said the White House is “moving forward under assumption of second Trump term,” echoing the remarks from Mike Pompeo this week.

Navarro spoke to Fox Business outside the White House on Friday and said the Trump administration has “what appears in some sense to be an immaculate deception.”

Navarro continued to claim that President Trump won the election, “If you look statistically at what happened, clearly the president won this election, he was leading on Election Day.

“And then, after Election Day somehow in these key battleground states, they got just enough votes to catch up to the president,” Navarro added.

Despite no evidence of widespread voter fraud, Navarro followed in President Trump’s footsteps and refused to concede the election.

“Our assumption is the second Trump term, we think he won that election, and any speculation about what Joe Biden might do I think is moot at this point.”

Navarro is the second Trump aide to flat-out deny the election results after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said there would be a “smooth” White House shift to a “second Trump administration” on Tuesday.

When asked whether he’d help Biden’s presidential transition team, Pompeo appeared to double-down on Trump’s refusal to concede the election.

“There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration,” he told reporters at a press briefing with a smile.

In response, Trump tweeted, “That’s why Mike was number one in his class at West Point!” – referring to the military academy in New York.

Pompeo continued, “We’re ready. The world is watching what’s taking place. We’re going to count all the votes, when the process is complete there’ll be electors selected. The constitution lays it out pretty clearly.”

He added: “The world should have every confidence that transition necessary to make sure that the state department is functional today, successful today, and successful when the president who’s in office on January 20th a minute after no one will be successful.”

Pompeo also vowed that “every legal vote” would be counted and that the Trump administration will ensure that the recount would be done “right.”

“I am very confident that we will – we must – count every legal vote and any one that wasn’t lawful aught not be counted. Gotta get that right. When we get it right, we’ll get it right.

“We’re in good shape,” he added.

Pompeo and Navarro are one of several Trump allies who have decried the election results.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told Fox on Friday on whether Trump will attend the Jan. 20 inauguration, "I think the president will attend his own inauguration. He would have to be there, in fact."

Vice President Mike Pence declared on Twitter: “It ain’t over til’ it’s over.”

While Wisconsin Sen Ron Johnson said on Tuesday on Capitol Hill that he has yet to congratulate Biden on his presidential win because there’s “nothing to congratulate him about.”

Source: Read Full Article