If the 2018 midterm elections, now just 15 days away on November 6, end up with the "blue wave" predicted by many experts, with Democrats gaining significant victories and recapturing control of either the House of Representatives or the United States Senate — or both — Donald Trump will not accept those election results. In fact, White House insiders are already discussing ways to attack the midterm elections as "illegitimate" and mount a series of court challenges that could block Democratic winners from taking office, according to one of the reporters who broke the Watergate scandal story 46 years ago, MediaIte reports.
"I talked to people in touch with the White House on Friday who believe that, if the congressional midterms are very close and the Democrats were to win by five or seven seats, that Trump is already talking about how to throw legal challenges into the courts, sow confusion, declare a victory actually, and say that the election's been illegitimate," former Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein, now a CNN commentator, said in an interview on the cable news network. "That is really under discussion in the White House."
Bernstein was responding to a Saturday Twitter post in which Trump warned of widespread cheating in the upcoming election. Watch Bernstein's CNN interview in the video below.