Michigan GOP mayor slams Trump's 'temper tantrums' — and accuses him of 'deliberately lying to Americans’
The Republican mayor governing the fourth largest city in the state of Michigan has joined the number of political figures speaking out against President Donald Trump's effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
In a Facebook post, Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor (R) shared screenshots of Trump's endless tweets. With the screenshots, the frustrated mayor criticized the president's "temper tantrums," describing his post-election rhetoric as "baseless lies." Taylor also suggested Trump's behavior be "condemned by all patriotic Americans."
"President Trump is deliberately lying to Americans and the world about the Michigan election results in order to create uncertainty, fear and distrust in our democracy. His temper tantrums on Twitter and baseless lies about the election should be universally condemned by all patriotic Americans, regardless of who you voted for," Taylor wrote on Facebook Wednesday.
Taylor's post came shortly after the Wayne County Board of Canvassers made national headlines when Republican members of the board, Monica Palmer and William Hartmann, initially refused to certify the election results for Wayne County, MI. The Republican leaders expressed concern about the vote count in Detroit, a widely Democratic city with a majority of Black voters.
However, after heightened backlash, the board revisited the decision and opted to certify the vote. The Republican members on Thursday tried to rescind their certification, but the board's vice chairman told the Washington Post it was too late.
Taylor has insisted that it is time to move forward and focus on the days ahead, specifically the upcoming inauguration and transfer of power. Further criticizing Trump, Taylor expressed concern about the damage Trump's actions could cause the nation.
According to Taylor, the nation "deserves better" than the efforts Trump has put forth.
Taylor added, "The President knows he lost and understands completely that on January 20, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. he will no longer be president; but his pride is more important to him than our nation and our democracy. This charade continues at a severe cost to our nation; we deserve better."
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