CNN anchor Chris Cuomo called Donald Trump a conman and a liar as he REFUSED to show any of last night‘s speech from the White House.
He said the President’s 46-minute diatribe repeating unfounded claims of voting fraud were based on “nothing but division and malice”.
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo lashed out at Donald Trump’s ‘lies’[/caption]
He refused to play any of Trump’s speech from the White House[/caption]
A month after election day, the President is still refusing to concede defeat despite losing dozens of legal challenges.
Last night the White House posted video of an extraordinary speech lashing out at what he claims is an “orchestrated effort” to pervert democracy and anoint Joe Biden as winner.
Afterwards Cuomo claimed Trump is trying to “blow up as much as he can” even as America is in the midst of “abject crisis” from the Covid pandemic.
He said: “Donald Trump is so far gone, that I cannot in good conscience play the substance of a 46-minute spiel that he spewed tonight.
“It is lies and ugly suggestions that have a basis in nothing but division and malice.
“It is a spiel, it is a con only to benefit his own coffers, as followers continue, most in good faith, to donate to a cause for an alleged billionaire, despite the fact that that cause is already over.”
‘FEALTY TO A TOXIC MAN’
He also lashed out Republicans, “those who empowered his deception – whose silence should deafen all ears craving decency.”
Directly addressing senior GOP figures, Cuomo went on: “Where have you been for a month?
“Trump has never produced a shred of proof of any suggestion and you know it.
“Rudi, the other jesters, no court has found anything significant to any outcome, and you know it.
“Even Bill Barr, an Attorney-General who will be remembered for bending over backwards to protect the President, even he says the election should stand.
“You have traded loyalty to oath and office for fealty to a toxic man.”
A growing number of Republicans have broken with Trump over his claims of voter fraud.
Donald Trump claimed there was an ‘orchestrated’ effort to annoint Biden[/caption]
The outgoing president also attacked election officials in Georgia [/caption]
Earlier this week, AG Barr said the Department of Justice has found no evidence of widespread irregularities that would change the outcome.
But Trump last night demanded “a full forensic audit” as he repeated unfounded claims of faulty machinery, corrupt officials and dead people casting votes.
He called his pre-recorded White House address “maybe the most important speech I have ever made” as he urged the Supreme Court to overturn the result.
Trump held up charts purporting to show suspicious “dumps” of votes as he repeated a series of debunked allegations.
But he complained that judges and the media are refusing to accept his “evidence”.
“This is about our democracy and the sacred rights that generations of Americans have fought, bled and died to secure,” he raged, calling the election a “national catastrophe.”
“If we don’t root out the fraud, the tremendous and horrible fraud that’s taken place in our 2020 election, we don’t have a country any more.”
He also claimed it was “statistically impossible” that he lost, and added: “This election was rigged. Everyone knows it.
“I don’t mind if I lose an election, but I want to lose an election fair and square. What I don’t want to do is have it stolen from the American people.”
The rambling speech was branded “one of his most dishonest he’s ever given” by PBS News Hour correspondent Yamiche Alcindor.
CNN anchor Jake Tapper said the video made Trump look like “the sorest loser in American political history”.
He added: “The full video is 46 minutes long and chock full of lie after lie after lie.”
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Yesterday Wisconsin officially declared a win for BIden after a recount extended the Democrat’s lead by 87 votes.
It means Trump has failed to stop certification in all six states where he was challenging the result, and lost three out of three recounts.
His team led by former New York mayor Rudi Guiliani have filed more than 40 lawsuits without success.
Biden now leads the popular vote by more than six million, and is on course to take the electoral college by 306 to 232.
The race has been called for Biden since November 7 – but Trump has refused to concede [/caption]