Fox News Host Pulls Apart Election Lies Trump Spouted On Network Hours Earlier
Written by Huffingtonpost on November 29, 2020
Fox Information host Eric Shawn on Sunday debunked election disinformation that President Donald Trump shared on the identical community solely hours earlier.
Trump unloaded a stream of baseless claims a couple of rigged election in his first televised interview because the election to his religious Fox Information ally Maria Bartiromo, who inspired the allegations and allowed them to go largely unchallenged.
However Fox weekend anchor Shawn identified on “America’s Information Headquarters” that Trump’s marketing campaign has didn’t show any of his accusations in court docket.
“In reality, your authorities, election officers, specialists and others ― lots of them Republican, together with Trump appointed officers ― say that the president’s claims are false and unsubstantiated,” he informed viewers.
He invited Axios political reporter Hans Nichols to assist dismantle lots of Trump’s claims, together with that ballots counted after the preliminary tallies on election evening have been someway fraudulent.
“Each swing state that we’re speaking about, and so they did these large dumps of votes,” Trump stated. “And abruptly, I went from profitable by loads to dropping by somewhat.”
“Effectively, officers say these should not unlawful dumps,” Shawn stated. “That’s simply the counting of the numerous mail-in ballots which might be entered into the pc system.”
Biden overtook Trump in a number of battleground states the place Trump initially led on election evening as absentee and mail-in ballots have been counted in subsequent days, an ordinary and bonafide process.
Trump additionally asserted that President-elect Joe Biden couldn’t probably have obtained extra votes than former President Barack Obama.
“Plainly now we have a president who, he can’t wrap his mind or thoughts across the reality, he can’t course of the truth that somebody who he thinks is so inferior to him gained the election,” Shawn stated.
Trump’s allies at Fox Information, together with Bartiromo and prime-time opinion hosts, helped him amplify false claims of election fraud. However some members of the community’s exhausting information division pushed again and fact-checked the unsubstantiated assertions.
Shawn participated in an analogous phase two weeks in the past after Bartiromo gave airtime to Trump legal professionals who peddled conspiracy theories about voter fraud.
Watch Shawn’s new phase beneath.
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