Donald Trump’s oldest son has launched an astonishing attack on US democracy – saying his dad should “go to total war” rather than relinquish power.
He also claimed that America now looked like a “banana republic” as he said the President should “battle to the death”.
He echoed this in a speech to supporters in Georgia, in which he said: “I think the number one thing Donald Trump can do in this election is fight each and every one of these battles to the death so that we get full transparency in the process.
“And everyone on the Democrat side should welcome this unless they are actually cheating.”
Echoing his dad’s unfounded ramblings, he accused Democrats of ignoring deadlines and claimed ballots had “magically” appeared after voting ended.
There is no evidence to suggest any of this is true.
Donald Junior fumed: “We know that’s against the law, but you get in front of a Democrat judge in a Democrat city with Democrat control and it’s okay.
“I think the Democrats are used to this from a Republican party that hasn’t had a backbone – you’re not going to see that this time around.”
He continued: “Americans need to know that this is not a banana republic and right now very few people have faith that’s not the case.”
And in a Twitter post flagged by the social network as misleading, he wrote: “The best thing for America’s future is for Donald Trump to go to total war over this election to expose all the fraud, cheating, dead/no longer in state voters, that has been going on for far too long.
“It’s time to clean up this mess & stop looking like a banana republic.”
Last night Donald Trump stunned the world with a rambling speech filled with lies and conspiracy theories.
The Republican again claimed to have won the election, in spite of rival Joe Biden being on the verge of securing the White House.
If Biden’s win is confirmed, Trump made it clear he would not go gracefully, pledging to go to the courts to campaign against “illegal” voting.
As has been a theme throughout his four-year presidency, there is no evidence to back up his outlandish claim.
It is not the first time one of the President’s sons has been accused of muddying the waters since votes were cast.
Second son Eric has been criticised for sharing a misleading video claiming votes were being burned.
Desperate to find something to complain about as his dad’s hold on the Presidency weakens, Eric shared a video he claimed showed a man torching 80 Trump votes in Virginia.
The City of Virginia Beach responded to the President’s son’s post saying: “Those were sample ballots.”
In a statement the city said: “A concerned citizen shared a video with us that ostensibly shows someone burning ballots. They are NOT official ballots, they are sample ballots.”
Officials pointed out there were no bar code markings, which are on all official ballots, saying: “The ballots in the video were sample ballots.”
It comes as an international watchdog said the US election process has been “tarnished by legal uncertainty and unprecedented attempts to undermine public trust”.
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) branded the vote “competitive and well managed” – but said: “At the same time, the campaign was characterised by deeply entrenched political polarisation that often obscured the broader policy debate and included baseless allegations of systematic fraud”.
In a statement the OSCE mission said “baseless allegations of systematic deficiencies, notably by the incumbent president, including on election night, harm public trust in democratic institutions”.
Donald Trump branded the count a “massive fraud” and threatened to go to the Supreme Court. He has also launched lawsuits in states he is worried of losing.