President Donald Trump said Friday that China was likely delighted Democrats were trying to implement mail-in voting in the 2020 election, which he said would lead to a “catastrophic” result.
“They’re using the China virus, China must be very happy about it, because they hit us with a virus and now they screw up an election like you will never see,” Trump said about the Democrats.
The president spoke to reporters at the White House after hosting leaders of the National Association of Police Organizations on Friday to discuss law enforcement.
Trump previewed a disruptive Election Day on November 3, noting that it would take several days or even weeks to count all the ballots.
“It’s going to be a very, very sad day for this country,” Trump said.
The president said that he supported Americans voting absentee, but that the electoral system was not prepared for universal mail-in voting.