Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey pressed the ignore button when he received a phone call from the White House. Amid certifying the state’s election results for President-elect Joe Biden the governor quickly rejected the phone call which appeared to come from President Trump.
According to Brahm Resnik, a 12 News/ KPNX TV reporter, Gov. Ducey previously set “Hail to the Chief” as his official White House ringtone to be sure he never missed a call from President Trump or Vice President Pence.
HE'LL GET BACK TO YOU Back in July, Gov. Ducey said he changed his White House ringtone to "Hail to The Chief" so he wouldn't miss a call from Trump/Pence. Guess who called while Ducey was certifying Arizona's election? (7 secs in) pic.twitter.com/bzBGpfSIDf
— Brahm Resnik (@brahmresnik) November 30, 2020
Arizona certified the election results on Monday, officially awarding Democrat Joe Biden the state’s 11 electors.
President Trump was clearly unhappy with Gov. Ducey’s rejection and later called into a hearing with state Republicans, Rudy Guiliani, and Jenna Ellis to blast the Governor’s “rushed” decision. President Trump can be heard on the phone criticizing Gov. Ducey’s decision to certify the state’s results.
“He didn’t have to sign. Why would you sign when you have these incredible hearings going on showing such corruption and such powerful fraud?” President Trump can be heard as Trump legal adviser Jenna Ellis holds a phone to her microphone.
LET’S GIVE THEM SOME SPACE Is the Ducey-Trump bromance over? This is a really bad public breakup. pic.twitter.com/nn3C3cxK3p
— Brahm Resnik (@brahmresnik) December 1, 2020
President Trump continued to condemn Gov. Ducey, Trump warned, “Arizona will not forget what Ducey just did. We are not going to forget the people of Arizona.”
President Trump has not yet conceded the election to Joe Biden as his legal team continues to contest the results, claiming widespread voter fraud impacted the state’s results. Before ending the phone call Trump said, “we didn’t lose the state we won it by a lot.”
Donald Trump later retweeted a harsh message directed toward Gov. Ducey, “Why is Doug Ducey still pretending he’s a member of the Republican Party after he just certified fraudulent election results in Arizona that disenfranchised millions of Republicans?”
Why is Doug Ducey still pretending he’s a member of the Republican Party after he just certified fraudulent election results in Arizona that disenfranchised millions of Republicans?
— Paul A. Szypula, US Senate Candidate for NY in ‘22 (@Bubblebathgirl) December 1, 2020