Former President Donald Trump on Monday unveiled a new conspiracy theory, claiming that Facebook paid hundreds of millions for “phony lockboxes” to rig the election for Joe Biden.
Trump accused the social media giant and his CEO Mark Zuckerberg of spending more than 500 million to produce “96 percent” of Biden votes.
“They were like just dumping ballots, it was a phony deal!” Trump told host Stuart Varney during an interview on Fox business on Monday
Trump’s baseless claim was met with an avalanche of mockery on social media.
The guy is NUTS. https://t.co/CqRM16S9Hw
— Nick Mastro (@NickMastro13) June 7, 2021
Wait- when did zuck get in on the fake ballot dumping??? I've not heard this one. How long is it going to take before the "aliens were zipping in and dropping Biden votes all over the place, like you've never seen before?"
— DebbieM *Biden/Harris and the Senate/House!* (@MaukDebbie) June 7, 2021
— 🧸Eric (@Bear7609) June 7, 2021
This is sickening. I have family who watches this and worse—OAN & NewsMax. Can’t reason with them about anything.
— Sherry Burton (@empiricalgirl) June 7, 2021
I know it's a waste of time to factcheck these bozos but he did not get "75,000,000" votes as he always says. He got 74,216,154 which he rounds up because…that's not how rounding works. But if it does than Biden's 81,268,924 is actually 82,000,000. That's fair.
— Daibhid James (@DiamondDaibhidJ) June 7, 2021
Facebook lock boxes?? This is a new one. Beyond parody.
— Tuxedosrevenge (@tuxedosrevenge) June 7, 2021
It would be easy to provide some evidence of such a claim, such as receipts, or security camera footage… it's just another ridiculous lie otherwise…
— Kevin W (@Kev_in_Canada) June 7, 2021
Can he not understand that 81 million is more than 75 million? His elementary school teachers failed him bigly.
— Polly Destefano (@pollyd55) June 7, 2021
He’s finding out with the audits and recounts, a large majority of Republicans voted red down the ticket, but blue for President. I know of at least 20 Vote Red Til I’m Dead Republican voters who did just that. They were tired of the same anxiety-inducing drama he’s doing now.
— Rick Owens-The Unfashionable One (@RickOwens70) June 7, 2021