Trump’s ‘most important speech’ ever: If fraud allegations are true, Biden ‘can’t be president’
President Trump took to social media to make his case that last month’s presidential election was rigged and rampant with fraud. His address was posted on both Twitter and Facebook and he described it as possibly “the most important speech, I’ve ever made.” Trump stated that “lots of bad things happened” during the election. He also drove home the point that if fraud is proven, Biden can’t be president.
He stated that “if we are right about the fraud, Joe Biden can’t be president. We’re talking about hundreds of thousands of votes. We’re talking about numbers like nobody has ever seen before.” The video went viral on social media almost immediately and the media labeled it as dangerous.
“This election was rigged. Everybody knows it,” Trump said from behind a lectern with the presidential seal in a pre-recorded speech from the White House. “I don’t mind if I lose an election, but I want to lose an election fair and square. What I don’t want to do is have it stolen from the American people. That’s what we’re fighting for.”
“This is not just about honoring the votes of 74 million Americans who voted for me,” Trump said. “It’s about ensuring that Americans can have faith in this election. And in all future elections.”
President Trump zeroed in on the surge in absentee balloting and early voting due to health concerns during the coronavirus pandemic. He emphasized that “we used to have what was called Election Day. Now we have election days, weeks and months, and lots of bad things happened during this ridiculous period of time.”
“The mail and voting scam is the latest part of their four-year effort to overturn the results of the 2016 election. And it’s been like living in hell,” Trump argued alluding to a soft coup that is allegedly taking place.
Trump swore that he’s “determined to protect our election system,” which he bluntly stated, “is now under coordinated assault and siege.”
As expected, in a more than common experience on Twitter these days, the social media platform added a disclaimer that said: “This claim about election fraud is disputed.” Facebook added one that proclaimed “Joe Biden is the projected winner of the US Presidential election.”
Trump’s address to the American people came just one day after Attorney General William Barr said in an interview with the Associated Press that following inquiries by the Justice Department and the FBI, “to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.” Hundreds of witnesses, many of whom have signed sworn affidavits, beg to differ with that statement it would seem.
The president is not just facing opposition from the Democrats and the media, a number of Republicans are also pushing back against his claims of voter fraud. Regardless, Trump is not conceding and these voter fraud lawsuits are making their way to the highest court in the land to be adjudicated.
Statement by Donald J. Trump, The President of the United States
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2020
Numerous lawsuits have been filed in multiple key battleground states by Trump’s legal team in an attempt to delay the certification of the election. Unfortunately, many of those states have been quick to certify Joe Biden as the winner even though the legal process has not played out yet. Recounts are also being contested as they are suspect as well at this point.
On Sunday, in his first interview since the election, Trump again reiterated that the “election was a fraud; it was a rigged election.”
“We had glitches where they moved thousands of votes from my account to Biden’s account,” the president claimed, in a conversation with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures.”
In his speech on Wednesday, the president said that “we are going to defend the honesty of the vote by ensuring that every legal ballot is counted and that no illegal ballot is counted.”
CNN’s host Chris Cuomo gave a statement as to why the media outlet would not air Trump’s speech. He slammed Republicans who he said continue to empower President Donald Trump and his continued misleading claims about the election.