Donald Trump posted a 46-minute rant video on his social media platforms on Wednesday complaining about election fraud.
His description of the video is that it was the most important speech of his life. The speech was apparently far more important than his inauguration or announcements about peace deals between countries that weren’t in a war against each other.
The speech infuriated many political experts as Trump gave the speech at the White House with the presidential seal on the podium.
Here’s how people reacted to the speech:
It sickens me to see President Trump saying this in the White House, from a podium with the presidential seal, purposefully seeking to undermine our great and free government. And it saddens me that no Trump political appointee at any level sees this and says, "Enough. I quit." https://t.co/9elHjd4qOo
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) December 2, 2020
No proof is offered because no proof exists.
Trump continues to use conspiracy theory.
What an embarrassment. https://t.co/WPwGOSDB53
— Jennifer Mercieca (@jenmercieca) December 2, 2020
The president is lying and lying and lying.
This is an abomination — shot in the White House, presumably with the support of taxpayer-paid employees — all designed to delegitimize an election that Trump LOST BY 7 MILLION VOTES. pic.twitter.com/esJK2jDuXy
— S.V. Dáte (@svdate) December 2, 2020
In this endless speech of lies and nonsense, Trump holds up a graphic that I described as an "unusually easy" thing to debunk when I did so two weeks ago. https://t.co/rxeJAIrChZ
— Philip Bump (@pbump) December 2, 2020
The attorney general said yesterday the Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security looked into this claim about voting machines changing ballots and saw nothing to substantiate it, yet Trump repeats it today with the presidential seal in front of him. https://t.co/V4V2ta2kPQ
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) December 2, 2020
Trump just posted a 46-minute video of him talking about why he thinks there was widespread election fraud (there is no evidence yet of widespread election fraud).
It is staged almost like a press conference but the press weren't in the room. pic.twitter.com/z0NX2zSOTk
— Josh Wingrove (@josh_wingrove) December 2, 2020
Biden won 306 electoral votes. He won by ~7 million votes nationally. The allegations the President makes about irregularities/fraud are unsubstantiated and a lie. It's absolutely nuts that 1 month after the election Trump has still not conceded.
— (((Harry Enten))) (@ForecasterEnten) December 2, 2020
Again, Trump has never lost ANYTHING without either screaming fraud or falsely claiming he won. EVER. And this includes the states where he lost the popular vote in 2016, even though he won the presidency.
— Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) December 2, 2020
Federal appeals court rejects Trump campaign’s Pennsylvania voter fraud lawsuit, Supreme Court could be next. A federal appeals court in Philadelphia rejected the Trump campaign’s attempt to challenge the state’s vote by alleging massive fraud–a claim the judges found “no merit”. pic.twitter.com/m3xasBR9CQ
— 1POCNEWS (@1POCNEWS) December 2, 2020