Buddy, you can't do that. You know you can't declare martial law,вЂќ other Republicans responded to the president at the time
When he was president of the United States, Donald Trump repeatedly suggested using the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to postpone the 2020 presidential election, according to journalist Michael Wolff's book, Landslide: The Last Days of the Trump Presidency.
An excerpt from the book was published by The Times.
"People won't be able to go to the polls in the event of a national emergency, right?вЂќ вЂ” Wolf quotes what Trump said at one White House meeting.
At the time, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows countered that this was not possible under the Constitution, but Trump was not convinced.
вЂњI'm sure there has to be away,вЂќ he said.
As Wolf writes, in a meeting with New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie a few days later, Trump brought it up again.
вЂњI'm thinking about repealing them,вЂќ the 45th president of the United States said.
Christie didn't immediately understand exactly what the head of state was talking about вЂ” he thought he was referring to candidate debates.
вЂњNo, the election is too much of a virus,вЂќ Trump clarified.
As one of the prominent members of the Republican Party, Chris Christie told him, вЂњBuddy, you can't do that. You realize you can't declare martial law, right?вЂќ
Recall that in the November U.S. election results, Trump lost to Democrat Joe Biden. However, he claims that he has already made up his mind about running for president in 2024.