What can you still say about claims so disconnected from reality? Here is a brief fact-check of eight of them.
Trump: “And we were doing so well until the rigged election came. We were doing great.”
The election was not rigged. Trump lost fair and square.
Trump: “Unfortunately, this was an election where the person counting the votes was far more important than the candidate, no matter how many votes that candidate got – and we got a record number of votes . ”
Joe Biden was the candidate who secured a record number of votes: over 81 million. Trump got over 74 million votes – a record for a sitting president, but that’s not what Trump said here.
Trump: “You know the New York Times asked me a question, ‘What happened in 2020 was different from 2016.’ I said, “Well, I’ll tell you, we did a lot better in 2020 and we got 12 million more votes. We won by a much bigger margin.”
Trump lost. Biden defeated him by 74 votes in the electoral college, 306 to 232, and by more than 7 million votes in the national popular vote.
Trump received about 11.2 million more votes than in 2016 – side note: that doesn’t round up to “12 million” – but Biden received about 15.4 million more votes than Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Trump: “Every time the media refers to the election hoax. They say the fraud is, ‘Not proven! And although there is no proof … “No proof? No proof? There is so much proof.”
Trump: “… the Department of Justice, they didn’t call for a late-night ballot stuffing that took place in Georgia, you remember? The locals. And then they did. in a rampage of stuffing, essentially, ballots. ”
Trump: “They took away, Georgia, over 100,000 votes.”
Trump: “The drop boxes were turned off very late. ‘Where are they ? Where are they ? What happened ?’ They’re meant to be – they’re not. I could tell you what happened. Sometimes several days late to report to counting areas. ”
There is no evidence that the ballot boxes were delivered unduly late. There is no evidence for Trump’s suggestion that anything bad happened with the ballot boxes.
Trump: “Detroit was so corrupt. ”
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