‘Listen, You Know Nothing About What I Do’: Trump Scolds Reporter Over Mail-In Ballot Question

‘Listen, You Know Nothing About What I Do’: Trump Scolds Reporter Over Mail-In Ballot Question


President Donald Trump snapped at a reporter Friday over a question about his opposition to widespread mail-in balloting plans.

Trump went on to draw a sharp distinction between absentee balloting — which he has vocally supported — and a broader plan to provide vote-by-mail options for all Americans, which he has warned would be a disaster. (RELATED: Trump On Mail-In Voting: ‘It Puts The Election At Risk’)

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NBC White House correspondent Peter Alexander noted Trump’s earlier complaints suggesting that counting mail-in ballots would take too long, and asked why he wasn’t diverting more energy to ensuring that states hd the capability to handle that.

My question, which Trump never answered, was: If he’s so concerned about the election, why isn’t he directing his energy to secure more funding and staffing to make sure it’s conducted safely and fairly. https://t.co/wPohsv0imh

— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) July 31, 2020

“Peter, you know nothing about my energy,” Trump replied. “You know nothing about what I’m doing. Listen, you know nothing about what I do.”

Trump went on to argue that widespread mail-in ballots were a “disaster,” citing the recent election in New York that still hasn’t been decided.

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