President Donald Trump has claimed his victory for the US presidential election of 2020 early this Wednesday morning. He did this announcing to a live audience on TV that he has won the election already. Not only that, he has well threatened to take legal action against votes that haven’t been counted yet.
Even though a lot of states are still processing legitimate mail-in ballots.
Donald Trump said: “Frankly, we did win this election”. While he also made suggestions that he would carry out legal action to prevent them from counting incoming ballots.
At first, the US President stayed short of pronouncing a win. Rather than just having to focus on individual states where he has actually done a great thing. However, even there, It seems like Trump had told some lies concerning some of the details. Thereby, pushing NBC News to withdraw him and also fact-check him for real this time.
Donald Trump to curtail voting
At a point during the speech, Donald Trump mentioned that he wanted to cut downvoting, and he has well mentioned that he would go to the Supreme Court. But we aren’t so certain what he was going there for. Below is what he said:
“We’ll be going to the US Supreme Court; we want all voting to stop, we don’t want them to find any ballots at 4 I’m clock in the morning and add them to the list”. He mentioned this wrongly advocating that the rest of the ballots are illegal somehow.
However, close to the end of his speech, President Donald Trump wrongly announced that he had won the presidential election. He tagged it a “fraud on the American public” as well as “an embarrassment to our country” that he has not really been able to jubilate over the win yet.
CNN to the Republican Candidate
While CNN during President Donald Trump’s speech didn’t fact-check him, he called him out just after airing, stating clearly that the Republican candidate hasn’t won the election yet and also that the states haven’t yet verified the results. That type of straightforward language is in few ways one step far from what we actually from Facebook and Twitter.
Which also place labels on a deceptive tweet from Donald Trump later on the evening of Tuesday. However, Just after Donald Trump’s speech, Facebook placed a general caution concerning vote counts at the edge of Instagram and Facebook feeds.