Trump gets ridiculed for giving 'one of his most dishonest speeches' with a deluge of lies at the White House
President Donald Trump Wednesday afternoon released a 46-minute campaign speech, recorded inside the White House, likely written, filmed, and produced by White House aides. He said it was "may be the most important speech I've ever made," and then proceeded to attack the integrity of the U.S. elections system, President-elect Joe Biden, and the Democrats, with lies.
Trump posted a short clip to Twitter, which immediately flagged it. He posted the full video to Facebook, which appended this warning to it:
Given the extreme lies and disinformation NCRM will not embed it here.
In addition to his lies about the 2020 election, Trump complained that his past four as president have been like "living in hell."
CNN White House correspondent John Harwood called Trump's speech an "utterly dishonest statement."
HuffPost White House correspondent S.V. Dáte, who in August famously asked Trump, "do you regret at all, all the lying that you've done to the American people?" offered this in response:
"The president is lying and lying and lying," he tweeted. "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."
Washington Post national correspondent Philip Bump points out Trump's lies have already been debunked:
"The full 46-minute version of the president's statement leaves no mystery as to why this was posted on social media," Dallas News Washington Bureau Chief Todd Gillman notes. "Networks would have cut away to protect from being hijacked by a torrent of falsehood."
PBS NewsHour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor spares no words:
CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta:
CNN anchor and chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto:
And MSNBC senior producer Kyle Griffin point out the real reason Trump is so desperate:
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