In a 46-minute speech from the White House posted to social media, Donald Trump accused Democrats of ‘stealing’ the US election.President Donald Trump delivered his lengthiest name to overturn the United States election outcomes Wednesday, repeating a litany of debunked conspiracy theories as causes to disclaim President-elect Joe Biden a victory.
During a 46-minute speech from the White House, posted to Facebook, Trump insisted on difficult what he says is “pervasive fraud” surrounding the election, calling it a “national disgrace” and accusing Democrats of “stealing” the election.
“The constitutional process must be allowed to continue. 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,” he stated.
“If we are right about the fraud, Joe Biden can’t be president,” Trump stated about allegations of fraud which were investigated and decided to be false and tossed out of courtrooms.
Trump’s personal US Attorney General William Barr stated after asking the Justice Department and the FBI to look into fraud claims that fraud doesn’t exist “on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election”.
Trump’s video was flagged as “disputed” on Twitter and tagged with a label on Facebook that states “Joe Biden is the projected winner” of the election.
His speech comes a day after he acknowledged at a White House vacation reception that he could have misplaced the election.
“It’s been an amazing four years,” Trump advised the gang. “We’re trying to do another four years. Otherwise, I’ll see you in four years.”
The video of Trump’s vacation reception look Tuesday was streamed reside on Facebook by an attendee, the Associated Press information company reported.
At the vacation celebration, Trump additionally ran down the record of baseless allegations of election fraud.
“It’s certainly an unusual year. We won an election. But they don’t like that,” Trump advised the group, including: “I call it a rigged election, and I always will.”
As Trump continues rallying his supporters round the concept the election was illegitimate, Republicans in Georgia, the place there are two runoff elections on January 5 that can decide which celebration controls the US Senate, are rising involved that Trump voters there won’t end up to vote subsequent month.
Complicating issues are Trump backers who’re aggressively calling for Georgia voters to “boycott” the elections. Attorneys Sidney Powell, who briefly labored on Trump’s post-election authorized workforce, and Lin Wood held a rally on Wednesday the place they not solely demanded voters boycott the runoffs, however referred to as for Georgia’s Republican Governor Brian Kemp to be jailed, accusing him of being complicit within the alleged “fraud”.
“As far as I’m concerned, lock him up,” Wood stated.
“Lock him up!” chants burst out in reference to Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) at Lin Wood and Sidney Powell’s alternate actuality election fraud conspiracy occasion. pic.twitter.com/nks8r4FZU2
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Confusing issues much more, the Republican National Committee is holding a rally on Saturday that includes Trump and the 2 Republican senators up for re-election subsequent month, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.