President Trump blasted as “fake news” a report that he inquired about an concept from retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to impose martial legislation for the duration of a latest White Household meeting.
“Martial law = Pretend Information,” Trump tweeted on Saturday. “Just extra knowingly undesirable reporting!”
The president was evidently referring to a New York Occasions report about a White House huddle on the 2020 presidential election, which he has frequently claimed was rigged in opposition to him.
In a Newsmax physical appearance previously in the 7 days, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn — Trump’s former nationwide stability advisor, pardoned by the president final thirty day period — reportedly urged Trump to institute martial regulation and “rerun” the election beneath the military’s watch.
Throughout the Friday conference, the Moments report claimed Trump asked about that idea.
Flynn was existing for the duration of the Friday conference, as was his attorney, Sidney Powell, a single of the most outspoken proponents of promises that President-elect Joe Biden’s victory was illegitimate, the report stated.
The Democratic Biden’s victory was affirmed by the Electoral Higher education final week.
Early Sunday, Trump fired off a different tweet repeating the claim that he was cheated.
“GREATEST ELECTION FRAUD IN THE Historical past OF OUR Country!!!” he wrote in the publish, which was flagged by Twitter above its “disputed” veracity.