Trump slams GOP Sen. Rounds over election comments: ‘Is he crazy or just stupid?’

Former President Donald Trump frequently opposes members of his own party who publicly contradict him on issues related to the 2020 presidential election results.

In a statement this week, he took on Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) for declaring in a recent interview that the 2020 election was “fair” and that President Joe Biden was the legitimate winner. The former president insisted that Rounds “just went woke” in regard to the topic of election integrity.

“I will never endorse this jerk again”

“Is he crazy or just stupid?” Trump added. “The numbers are conclusive, and the fraudulent and irregular votes are massive.”

According to the ex-president’s analysis, the “only reason” for Rounds to say what he said is that he “easily won” re-election in 2020 after receiving an endorsement from the then-president.

“Even though his election will not be coming for 5 years, I will never endorse this jerk again,” Trump said.

Referring to Rounds as a Republican in Name Only, Trump said that such GOP lawmakers “do not make it easy for our Country to succeed.”

Trump’s statement denouncing the South Dakota Republican continued: “He is a weak and ineffective leader, and I hereby firmly pledge that he will never receive my Endorsement again!”

“We simply did not win the election”

Rounds offered his thoughts on the matter during an ABC News interview on Sunday.

“While there were some irregularities, there were none of the irregularities which would have risen to the point where they would have changed the vote outcome in a single state,” he said. “The election was fair — as fair as we’ve seen. We simply did not win the election, as Republicans, for the presidency.”

Following Trump’s statement, Rounds offered a rebuttal in which he said he was “disappointed by not surprised by the former president’s reaction.”

Reiterating his earlier assessment, the senator claimed there was “no evidence of widespread fraud,” adding: “The facts remain the same. I stand by my statement. The former president lost the 2020 election.”

As for his fellow Republicans, Rounds urged them to focus on “what lies ahead, not what’s in the past,” if they want to win future elections.

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