During the October 20 edition of CNN’s CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, Trump surrogate Kayleigh McEnany claimed that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump “doesn’t want a scenario where there’s New Black Panthers outside with guns.”
DON LEMON (HOST): If you thought he was going to win, wouldn’t he be saying, like, “Hey, this election is great, and we’re going to the polls, and make sure you vote?” He’s setting up the scenario that he’s losing.
KAYLEIGH MCENANY: No, I think —
LEMON: Otherwise he wouldn’t be saying it’s a rigged process, because if he wins —
VAN JONES: It’s rigged so he can win?
MCENANY: I think —
JONES: It’s rigged for him to win?
MCENANY: I think he’s setting up a scenario where he wants supporters to be vigilant. He doesn’t want a scenario where there’s New Black Panthers outside with guns, essentially like intimidating people from coming into the polls. He wants people to be on the lookout.
PETER BEINART: I think you just let — I think you just let us in on what’s really going on here, right? This is a guy who, you know, prosecuted a racist campaign against — to delegitimize our first African-American president, and now for the last few months he’s been talking again and again about voter fraud.
Where does this all of this voter fraud take place? Amazingly, only in urban areas populated by you know who, so he’s going to delegitimize Hillary Clinton’s victory because she won based on black voters. Only black people, like Black Panther Party people commit voter fraud?
Transcript via Media Matters.