White House press secretary says Trump’s tweets were ‘meant to alert’

Earlier Wednesday, President Donald Trump tweeted threats to withhold federal funds to Michigan and Nevada over mail-in voting in those states.
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Transcript for White House press secretary says Trump’s tweets were ‘meant to alert’
So you know I won't get into exactly what the funding considerations are I would note that his tweets were meant to alerts secretary menu stand. And mr. votes abouts on had to go and be about. His concerns with trillions of dollars going to be states in his noted concerns about us. A lot of fraud that is potentially at play when you have mass mailing voting so. With regards to that illegality illegality updates that's a question for the campaign ads to their. Voting about practices but I would just note that his tweet was meant to alert Allenby when it be very careful as we send trillions of dollars to states. On that we keep this important point in mine and we ensure that there is fairness I'm in our voting system in absolute accuracy. Himself has voted just two months ago violent Van Halen ballot there are several Republicans say they're also doing. Applications for ballots and so I'm confused what is it that he thinks building this happening in Michigan doesn't Melissa so. This with regards the president doing an Alan votes the president is after all the president which means he's here in Washington he's enabled cast his vote down in Florida his rest is state residents. I so for and that's why he had to do a mail in votes but. He supports mail in voting for a reason when you have a reason that you are unable to keep residents. There is with right now we're very far from November 3 I would. I'm glad they have the prediction school you can tell us what will be happening on November 3 place when he I certainly don't know where does that front. I would I would often I assume you care about fairness and accuracy in our elections you not. So right that are they are very fast and sound you can go look this up on crew who look at there is a bipartisan consensus on the fact that Max mail in voting. Can lead to fraud there is a 2005 commissioned by none other than President Carter who is not a member of the Republican Party. And also James Baker about this concluding that these ballots quote remain the largest source of potential. Voter fraud so this is a concern the president's rights look at this we want a free and fair election and that's his concern yes. The Kelly I'll on this what what perfume to leave his post from which I'll let people that appreciate it check. And out there back and check out after he. West was present form this morning. And why he'll be ready back and they hit that other states Florida voters abstained similar absentee ballot request. To hear it. Soon president cracked his feet as you noted and with regard to going state by state and looking at ballots in the way they're distributed that would be a question for the trump campaign and anchor for you to campaign on the points.

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