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Trump says the results may be known for weeks, months, or maybe never


President Donald Trump has claimed the Democrats would wreak havoc on the United States if Joe Biden wins the White House in November.

"If our opponents prevail, nobody in our country is safe," said Trump on Friday in his first speech since the end of the Democratic National Convention to conservative activists this week.

"I'm the only thing standing between the American dream and total anarchy, madness and chaos," added Trump after the Democrats accused him of being a chaotic and dishonest leader.

Without explanation, he also suggested that the Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives could become president if the results of the November 3rd election were not clear by the end of the year.

“I don't think you will know two weeks later. I don't think you will know four weeks later, ”he said. "There's a theory that if you didn't have her by the end of the year, crazy Nancy Pelosi would become president," he said.

In his first speech since the end of the Democratic National Convention, Trump previewed the Republican message of law and order on Friday

Trump tried to cast doubt on the integrity of the elections early on, and Pelosi, who is deeply unpopular with many Republicans, appeared to be intent on getting his grassroots to vote.

Although the House Speaker is third in the presidency, it is unclear how Pelosi would take over in the event of a controversial election. Congress ultimately has the power to decide which state voters should accept and resolve disputes. If neither candidate wins a majority, the house picks a winner but must choose from the top three votes.

In a preview of what Republicans will argue at their own Congress next week, Trump touched on the law and order issue he raised in response to protests and riots in many cities, including Portland, Oregon.

He said police had weakened in Democrat-run cities and had spearheaded a surge in murders in Chicago, Minneapolis, New York and Philadelphia. He called on the Americans to reject "radical left socialists and Marxists".

He called protesters in Portland "crazy".

"So the future of our country and our civilization is at stake on November 3rd," he said in a speech in Arlington, Virginia to the 2020 National Policy Council.

Trump continued the topic in a tweet Saturday morning, writing, "Another bad night of riot in Portland, Oregon. A small number of federal troops there just to protect courthouses and other federal property (great job!). I want City & State to ask me to stop the riots. Would bring in the National Guard, end the problem immediately. QUESTIONS! & # 39;

Police confronted protesters outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Office in Portland, Oregon on Friday

Police confronted protesters outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Office in Portland, Oregon on Friday

Portland police say people in a group of about 100 people sprayed the federal building with graffiti late Thursday and early Friday, hurled rocks and bottles at agents, and shined laser light on them

Portland police say people in a group of about 100 people sprayed the federal building with graffiti late Thursday and early Friday, hurled rocks and bottles at agents, and shined laser light on them

Biden and his colleague, Senator Kamala Harris, accepted their party's nomination at the four-day Democratic Congress, where spokespersons for spokespersons described Trump's four-year term as chaotic.

The congress, held practically over the coronavirus pandemic, showed sharp criticism of Trump's character and his handling of the health crisis that killed more than 170,000 people in the United States.

Democrats sought to present a diverse, unified front with the integrity and faith that Trump lacked.

Biden opened his acceptance speech on Thursday evening with the words: “The current president has shrouded America in darkness for far too long. Too much anger. Too much fear. Too much division. & # 39;

In his speech on Friday, Trump called it "the darkest and most angry and gritty convention in American history".

Vice President Mike Pence, who gave a round of television interviews Friday morning, explained what he thought would be the focus of their four-day convention, which would begin Monday, and took a line from Biden's speech on character, decency, science and democracy " Are all on the ballot. "

& # 39; The economy is on the ballot. Law and order are on the ballot and the American people know it, ”Pence said.

Dozens of event attendees await the arrival of Trump ahead of the 2020 National Policy Council meeting in Arlington, Virginia on Friday

Dozens of event attendees await the arrival of Trump ahead of the 2020 National Policy Council meeting in Arlington, Virginia on Friday

Guests cheer as Trump arrives for the 2020 National Policy Council meeting at the Ritz Carlton in Arlington, Virginia

Guests cheer as Trump arrives for the 2020 National Policy Council meeting at the Ritz Carlton in Arlington, Virginia

Pence deflected criticism of the coronavirus response.

& # 39; We have lost 22 million jobs in the wake of this coronavirus pandemic. But because of the solid foundation on which President Trump poured out less taxes, less regulation, more American energy, more free and fair trade, we've seen 9 million Americans go back to work, "Pence told CBS This Morning.

Biden's Harris vice presidential election confirmed that the Democratic Party had been taken over by the "radical left," Pence told Fox Business Network, describing them as "California liberals."

Biden's long tenure in politics as a U.S. Senator and two terms as Vice President of President Barack Obama will speak against him, Pence said.

"Joe Biden has been in Washington for 47 years and the speech he gave last night was just the same conversation we've heard from him and other Liberal Democrats for decades," he said.

Trump reiterated the criticism in a campaign video on Twitter, saying, "After 47 years of failure, we've had more than enough."

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