As his chances of winning the election dwindled amid the counting of ballots in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, and Nevada, Donald Trump lied to the American public about alleged voter fraud.
CNN’s Daniel Dale fact-checked Trump’s speech, and called it “the most dishonest speech of his presidency.”
The Washington Post called it “a speech of historic dishonesty.”
The WaPo wrote: “For 15 minutes, he delineated nonsensical allegations about the state of the presidential election, claiming to be the victim of nefarious efforts to prevent him from earning a second term. And when he finished, after espousing obviously false claims to a room of reporters who knew better, he didn’t even have the courage to face their inevitably probing and challenging questions.”
Wrote Dale: “I’ve watched or read the transcript of every Trump speech since late 2016. I’ve cataloged thousands and thousands of his false claims.I have never seen him lie more thoroughly and more egregiously than he did on Thursday evening at the White House.”
Check out Dale’s fact-check here.
ABC, CBS and NBC all cut away from Trump’s speech because he was lying.
The NYT reports: “Although the cable news networks CNN and Fox News continued carrying Mr. Trump’s remarks live, the decision by the broadcast networks to break away deprived Mr. Trump of a significantly larger audience for his unfiltered — and un-fact-checked — remarks on the election. The three network evening newscasts are seen by a larger and broader viewership than the programming on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News at that hour.”