The CNN’s chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, called President Donald Trump’s speech on Wednesday, in which he accused electoral fraud, a “propaganda video” and refused to broadcast excerpts from Trump’s speech.
On several occasions Trump has claimed that his predicted loss to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden was due to widespread election fraud. Although Trump’s legal team attempted to overturn the election results in some of the states Biden won, most of the lawsuits filed in Trump’s name were dismissed. Many critics have said that Trump’s allegations were presented without the appropriate evidence.
Acosta told viewers that Trump’s speech, which was posted in social media, “was essentially a propaganda video on Facebook that repeated some of the same lies he and his team told over and over again about the election results.
“We’re not showing you excerpts because the president’s accusations were dismissed by both the courts and state election officials from both parties, not to mention his own Attorney General,” Acosta continued, noting that the video was shot without the presence of the press.
CNN anchor Erin Burnett claimed that she would not broadcast any parts of Trump’s speech on her show “because it would reinforce things that are factually untrue, and the President knows that they are factually untrue.
Washington Newsday asked Washington Newsday to comment on Trump’s re-election campaign.
During his 46-minute speech, Trump repeated his earlier comments that the election was “rigged”.
“We already have the proof,” Trump said. “We already have the proof and it is very clear. Many people in the media and even judges have so far refused to accept it. They know it is true, they know it is there. They know who won the election, but they refuse to say you’re right.”
Some of Trump’s claims focused on Dominion Voting Service machines, which he claimed were programmed to turn votes “by turning the dial or changing a chip” from him to Biden. Trump also claimed that the votes tabulated by Dominion voting machines were counted in another country.
The Dominion denied Trump’s claims. A statement on the company’s Web site states that “servers running Dominion software are located in local polling stations, and the data never leaves the control of local election officials. Dominion also stated that Trump’s claims about the vote swap were “completely false”.
Despite Trump’s refusal to back down, Biden prepared for his planned term as president by putting together his cabinet and naming potential leaders of government agencies.
“The election is over,” Biden twittered in November. “It’s time to put aside the partisanship and rhetoric aimed at demonizing each other. We must come together.”
The election is over.
It is time to put aside the partisanship and rhetoric that aim to demonize each other.
We must come together.
– Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 24, 2020
According to the Associated Press, Biden won the election with 6,898,049 votes. While Trump received 47 percent of the votes, Biden got 51.3 percent. Biden’s victory gave him 306 to Trump’s 232 votes. You have to get 270 votes to be officially declared president by the electoral college.