(2 Minutes Read) Listening to the audio of the leaked phone call between President Trump and the Georgia Secretary of State was kind of like listening in as the course of history was being decided. Although the Secretary of State may be facing charges for having leaked the call (proving his poor judgement for leaking it and for thinking it was actually helpful to his cause) it was in fact a gift to conservatives. Trump was everything we hoped for and expect behind closed doors: he was smart, savvy and honest.
Trump really is very smart.
While debating the Secretary of State officials on the numbers, Trump corralled his Chief of Staff and high-powered attorney from going down a path that might have led to a far reaching ballot count too confusing and/or impossible to complete before January 20, 2021. As Trump said in this transcript:
“But we only lost the state by that number, 11,000 votes, and 779. So with that being said, with just what we have, with just what we have, we’re giving you minimal, minimal numbers. We’re doing the most conservative numbers possible; we’re many times, many, many times above the margin. And so we don’t really have to, Mark, I don’t think we have to go through . . .Because what’s the difference between winning the election by two votes and winning it by half a million votes. I think I probably did win it by half a million.“
…Excuse me, but we don’t need it because we’re only down 11,000 votes, so we don’t even need it. I personally think they’re corrupt as hell. But we don’t need that. All we have to do, Cleta [Mitchell, a Trump attorney] , is find 11,000-plus votes. So we don’t need that. I’m not looking to shake up the whole world. We won Georgia easily. We won it by hundreds of thousands of votes. But if you go by basic, simple numbers, we won it easily, easily. So we’re not giving Dominion a pass on the record. We don’t need Dominion because we have so many other votes that we don’t need to prove it any more than we already have.“
Of course, fake news took the above statements and falsely reported that Trump was trying to pressure the Secretary of State to find him 11, 980 votes, in whatever manner that may take, when in fact Trump was simply stating the simple math of the situation.
Trump is savvy.
He gave the Secretary of State a way out letting them know they were not alone in the election fraud problems and that they would not be embarrassed publicly. At the same time, he applied truthful pressure: voters in Georgia are angry about election fraud and if they don’t fix the election fraud before Tuesday it could cost the Senate runoff seats.
Trump is forthright.
It seems like the Democrats, or even more broadly “the swamp”, just don’t know how to deal with someone who is forthright.
As Trump said, he just wants the truth to come out:
President Trump: “And, Brad , we just want the truth. It’s simple. And everyone’s going to look very good if the truth comes out. It’s okay. It takes a little while, but let the truth come out.
“And the real truth is, I won by 400,000 votes. At least. That’s the real truth. But we don’t need 400,000 votes. We need less than 2,000 votes. And are you guys able to meet tomorrow, Ryan?“
It was also pretty clear that the Secretary of State must be hiding something.
The Georgia Secretary of State’s lawyer boldly said they were refusing to provide their data so that it can be held up in comparison to the expert data from the Trump team:
[Mark Meadows, President’s Chief of Staff]. It sounds like we’ve got two different sides agreeing that we can look at those areas, and I assume that we can do that within the next 24 to 48 hours, to go ahead and get that reconciled so that we can look at the two claims and making sure that we get the access to the secretary of state’s data to either validate or invalidate the claims that have been made. Is that correct?
[Germany, Secretary of State’s lawyer]: No, that’s not what I said. I’m happy to have our lawyers sit down with Kurt [President’s lawyer] and the lawyers on that side and explain to him, hey, here’s, based on what we’ve looked at so far, here’s how we know this is wrong, this is wrong, this is wrong, this is wrong, this is wrong.
Meadows: So what you’re saying, Ryan [Germany, Secretary of State’s lawyer], let me let me make sure . . . so what you’re saying is you really don’t want to give access to the data. You just want to make another case on why the lawsuit is wrong?
Germany: I don’t think we can give access to data that’s protected by law. But we can sit down with them and say —
Trump: But you’re allowed to have a phony election? You’re allowed to have a phony election, right?
Germany: No, sir.
Trump: When are you going to do signature counts, when are you going to do signature verification on Fulton County, which you said you were going to do, and now all of a sudden, you’re not doing it. When are you doing that?
In the end, it was agreed in the phone call that there will be a meeting of the two legal teams.
Although the Secretary of State team gets points for that soft spoken, dispassionate voice that liberals like to adopt, it was the Secretary of State that looked deceptive, ill informed and uncertain. Trump won.