Voters in Arizona did not want Republican Kari Lake to be their governor, and based on the absurd claim she made on Monday, they presumably wouldn’t want her teaching math either.
The former newscaster turned Trump supporter appeared on Steve Bannon’s “War Room” podcast to discuss the former president’s arraignment in Miami on Tuesday.
This past weekend, Lake attempted to rally support for Trump by stating that if prosecutors “want to get to President Trump,” they “will have to go through me and 75 million other Americans just like me. And the majority of us carry NRA membership cards.”
Bannon predicted 300 million people would oppose Trump’s indictment.
On Monday, she placed the “high” in “hyperbole” by stating that 90% of the U.S. population would be upset if Trump was indicted for taking top-secret documents to Mar-a-Lago when he departed the White House.
“If they want to hurt or touch our president, President Trump, they will have to go through me,” Lake said to Bannon. “And I made an error, I said 75 million others just like me. I believe there are more like 300 million others.”
Even publications with a conservative bias, such as Newsweek, noted that Lake’s claim was “absurd,” given that the US population is approximately 334 million, indicating that nearly 9 in 10 Americans, including many of the 81 million people who voted for Joe Biden in 2020, would protest Trump’s arrest.
Since it’s nearly impossible to get 90 percent of Americans to concur on anything, let alone Trump, there’s a good possibility that Lake is either spreading nonsense or is terrible at math.