Joe Lockhart: ‘Case Has Been Built This Week’ that Trump ‘Was Not Legitimately Elected’


Former White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart once again showed off his penchant for delivering pithy statements conducive to Mediaite headlines during a Friday morning appearance on CNN’s New Day.

Amidst a conversation regarding a myriad of legal problems facing President Donald Trump that has followed the three-year prison sentence of his former lawyer Michael Cohen over felonious hush money payments designed to defraud the American electorate, Lockhart reminded his fellow panelists and viewers of the larger issue at state.

“We sometimes lose perspective on this and the largest perspective is a case has been built this week that the president was not legitimately elected.”

“If you look at the Russia stuff and the campaign finance stuff and the fact that 40,000 votes going the other way over three states, we now don’t know. That’s why this is important. It’s not the campaign finance, it’s not did they have a meeting at Trump Tower with some Russians, it’s was he legitimately elected. That’s what we’re all going to have to square at the end of this.”

Watch the segment above, courtesy of CNN.

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