Lara Trump on Calls to Abolish Electoral College, Expand Supreme Court: Dems Are in 'Panic Mode'
Trump 2020 senior campaign adviser Lara Trump said Democrats are floating radical ideas like abolishing the Electoral College and expanding the Supreme Court because they are desperate to oppose President Trump.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a 2020 presidential candidate, said at a town hall Monday that every vote counts and the only way to ensure that is to have national voting. South Bend, Indiana Mayor and 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg has also expressed support for such a move.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is running for the presidency again, said after the 2016 election that the Electoral College should be re-examined, arguing some states are "ignored" by candidates in the current process.
There is currently a movement in some blue states to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which would change the way presidents are picked by allocating each state's electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote – regardless of how the state votes.
On "America's Newsroom" Tuesday, Trump, who is married to the president's son Eric, noted that the Electoral College was put in place to make sure that Americans in the middle of the country were not forgotten.
"Otherwise ... people would campaign in New York and L.A. and that's all they would do. They'd go to the big cities, they'd forget about the rural people of this country," Trump said.
She said calls for eliminating the Electoral College are a sign that many on the left still haven't gotten over the 2016 election.
"They want to find any way they can to beat Donald Trump, because, I think, they know it's going to be incredibly hard -- almost impossible -- to beat this president in the 2020 election," Trump said. "So they're looking for anything they can."
She said Democratic fears about a second Trump term are also why some 2020 candidates -- including Warren, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand and Beto O'Rourke -- have expressed support for expanding the Supreme Court beyond nine justices.
"It's pretty clear that these folks are very upset that this president has had two Supreme Court placements now. ... Quite likely, if he gets a second term, he will get a third," Trump said. "So I think you're seeing kind of panic mode here on the Democrats' side."
Watch the "America's Newsroom" interview above.