Nov 23, 2020 16:37 UTC
  • Bolton: Trump is ‘the political equivalent of a street rioter’

Former White House National Security Adviser John Bolton has slammed US President Donald Trump for continuing to challenge the results of the disputed November 3 election, saying “he's the political equivalent of a street rioter."

"I think Trump is throwing rocks through windows," Bolton told CNN." "I think he's the political equivalent of a street rioter."

Trump took Biden to task on Sunday as he moved ahead with his plans to announce his cabinet line-up, saying the Democratic rival was moving “too quickly” in forming the next administration.

Trump has refused to concede to Biden and launched numerous legal challenges to the election results.

Trump has "given up on the legal issues," Bolton claimed, adding that his campaign has lost almost all of the legal challenges it has brought nationwide.

"I think what he's trying to do now is sow enough confusion that he can break through what's called the 'safe harbor' provision in the Electoral College process," Bolton said. "I think he's playing for as much time as he can, hoping that something will happen."

"This is not a legal exercise anymore," Bolton said. "As we saw on Friday, when the Michigan legislators were called to the Oval Office, this is now an exercise of raw political power."

Meanwhile, Biden is set to roll out several top cabinet picks next week as Trump keeps disputing the election results.

Trump has refused to concede defeat in the November 3 election and mounted multiple legal challenges to reverse the results in several key states. His Democratic rival was declared the projected winner by the US media.

Biden won the state-by-state Electoral College votes, which decide who takes the White House, by 306 to 232, according to media reports.

The Electoral College is set to formally vote on December 14, with certifications to occur beforehand.

The incumbent’s attempts to thwart certification of vote tallies have so far failed in courts in Georgia, Michigan and Arizona.