Over the nearly hour-long interview, Trump attacked the Democrats, the enrollment system, and the cities of Detroit, Philadelphia, and Milwaukee for alleged fraud and corruption. Even Trump’s former allies were not spared, as he criticized the Republican government, Brian Kemp, of Georgia for failing to do more to advance his unfounded claims of fraud. After that, he continued to spread doubts about the election results on Twitter.
Here are the facts behind Trump’s lying weekend.
Trump insisted he won the election because his opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, could not possibly receive the number of votes currently attributed to him.
“We won the election easily,” Trump said. “There’s no way Joe Biden got 80 million votes.”
Facts first: Trump did not win the election, according to predictions from CNN and other major news networks, including Fox News.
“This election is knee-jerk,” Trump said at least three times in the interview, adding on two occasions that it was also a total fraud. ‘
Facts first: Trump’s efforts to discredit the election results are not new. However, federal officials said there were no widespread frauds or irregularities during the election.
Despite repeated denials of any transgression by federal and state officials, Trump made it clear in the interview that he is unlikely to change his tune any time soon. “My mind will not change in six months,” he told Bartiromo. “There was a lot of cheating.”
Control of Congress
Trump claims that Republicans “did not lose a single seat” in Congress and ultimately “we won Congress, we won the Senate.”
So far, Republicans have won one seat in the Senate and lost two, setting them at 50 seats for the Democrats’ 48. control. .
In the interview, Trump claimed that foreign leaders called him to declare that the US presidential race was the ‘most messy election I have ever seen’.
Facts first: The White House has read out zero foreign leadership calls since the end of October. Furthermore, almost every major American ally congratulated Biden on his victory.
According to Trump, the widely used voting machines of the election technology company Dominion Voting Systems had errors where they moved thousands of votes from my account to Biden’s account.
Facts first: There is absolutely no evidence that this happened.
Trump cited Wisconsin as an example of corruption, saying, “I really won the state.”
Facts first: This is false.
Trump also questioned the security of the Dominion systems by implying that the way the votes were counted was suspicious.
“Nobody even knows where the votes are counted,” Trump said. “You know that the votes and the rule, according to them, are counted abroad.”
Facts first: The company denied these allegations.
At ’60 minutes’ on Sunday night, Christopher Krebs, the country’s former leading cybersecurity officer who fired Trump shortly after election day, also backed down on allegations of a corrupt election, saying: ‘
Trump’s attacks were not limited to the election. Asked by Bartiromo if he would hire a special lawyer to investigate the allegations of fraud, Trump took the opportunity to repeat lies about the investigation led by former special counsel Robert Mueller, who he said spent $ 48 million and yet found nothing.
“They went through everything for 48 million,” Trump said, “and they found no conspiracy or anything.”
Facts first: This is untrue on two points.
Facts first: Officials denied this claim.
A spokesman for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office told CNN: “This is another unfounded allegation of fraud. ‘
“There is no evidence,” the spokesman said. ‘That did not happen.
CNN’s Casey Tolan contributed to this article.