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Trump Attacks Vote-by-Mail After Weekend of Campaign Setbacks

  • President claims absentee voting wasn’t needed in world wars
  • Attacks come after a rocky weekend for Trump’s campaign
Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 20. 

Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 20. 

Photographer: Go Nakamura/Bloomberg

President Donald Trump, reeling from a weekend rally that failed to give his re-election campaign a jolt of energy, suggested Monday that if he loses in November, forged mail-in ballots could be partly to blame.

In a tweet, the president argued that vote-by-mail won’t be necessary during the coronavirus pandemic because “we voted during World War One and World War Two with no problem.”