U.S. President Donald Trump attends a press conference at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Feb. 29, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)
"It will be a great embarrassment to the USA," Trump tweeted. "Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???"
WASHINGTON, July 30 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump raised the possibility on Thursday of delaying the country's presidential election in November, alleging that "universal mail-in voting" will make the 2020 election "the most inaccurate and fraudulent in history."
"It will be a great embarrassment to the USA," he continued. "Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???"
Screenshot of the tweet posted by Trump on July 30, 2020.
The tweet, released on the same day when the Commerce Department reported a 32.9-percent collapse of the U.S. economy in the second quarter, has been immediately questioned.
U.S. Senator Tom Udall tweeted that "There is no way @POTUS can delay the election. We shouldn't let him distract us from his #COVID19 incompetence." ■