Cher took another jab at President Trump on Twitter Wednesday, alleging that he plans to “steal” a second term in office to end fair elections.
The singer, 74, is rarely shy about voicing her distaste for Trump and his administration on social media, having previously rebuked him for things like his coronavirus response and the U.S. Postal Service. Her latest charge came Wednesday in a lengthy all-caps tweet in which she floated a theory about the upcoming November election.
“Swear 2 you if trump wins/steals 2nd term HE’LL GET HIS WISH ‘SUPREME LEADER’& WE’LL NEVER SEE ANOTHER ELECTION BY THE PEOPLE. THERE’LL BE ELECTIONS,4 THE RICH,BY Trump,” she wrote. “IF YOU THINK THIS CANT HAPPEN,YOU WILL PAY A PRICE BEYOND COMPREHENSION 4 YOU & YOUR CHILDREN.HE WANTS POWER.”
The tweet came the same day that the president was specifically asked about a peaceful transition of power during a press conference, hinting that he would not accept the election results if he were to lose.
After a reporter asked the president: “Win, lose or draw in this election, will you commit here today for a peaceful transferal of power after the election?” Trumped deferred, repeating his unsubstantiated claim that mail-in voting could lead to widespread voter fraud.
"We're going to have to see what happens," Trump said during the White House news conference. "You know that I've been complaining very strongly about the ballots, and the ballots are a disaster."
The reporter, Brian Karem of Playboy, pressed the president, noting the anti-police riots that have plagued some American cities over the summer.
“Get rid of the ballots and you’ll have a very peaceful — there won't be a transfer, frankly. There will be a continuation,” Trump said, referring to mail-in ballots. “The ballots are out of control. You know it, and you know who knows it better than anyone else? The Democrats know it better than anyone else.”
“I like Joe. I’ve known Joe for a long, long, long time. I had a meeting once with him and I thought, ‘You know what? This is an honest man.’ It was way before he was with Barack Obama," she explained at the time.
"We had a conversation and he was so painfully honest. At the end of it, I said, ‘You know, Joe? You can trust me, I’m taking things to my grave, but if I ask you a question and you answer it so honestly, you’re safe with me,’” she continued.