President Donald Trump on Tuesday falsely implied that Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterms because the elections were rigged.
In a speech at the National Republican Congressional Committee’s yearly spring dinner, the president warned the Republican party to be “more paranoid” when it comes to counting votes.
“You gotta be a little bit more paranoid than you are,” he told the room.
Trump tells House Rs to be “more paranoid than they are” about elections and implied midterms were rigged.
“Hey, you gotta be a little bit more paranoid than you are. We have to be a little bit careful, because I don't like the way the votes are being tallied” @nikkicarvajal
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 2, 2019
“We have to be a little bit careful, because I don’t like the way the votes are being tallied. I don’t like it and you don’t like it either. You just don’t want to say it because you’re afraid of the press,” Trump said during the National Republican Congressional Committee’s annual spring dinner.
Trump has previously warned without evidence of voter fraud in elections.
In 2017, Trump launched a voter fraud commission that was later shut down because it did not find any evidence of voter fraud.
Trump also warned ahead of last year’s midterms of the potential for “illegal voting.”
“Law Enforcement has been strongly notified to watch closely for any ILLEGAL VOTING which may take place in Tuesday’s Election (or Early Voting),” Trump said in a tweet one day before the midterms.