Top US media outlets decided to stop LIVE streaming Donald Trump’s White House address as soon as the US President made unfounded claims on poll fraud. Among them were ABC, CBS, NBC and USA Today.
USA Today’s editor-in-chief, Nicole Carrol tweeted, “President Trump, without evidence, claimed the presidential election was corrupt and fraudulent. @USATODAY stopped the livestream of his remarks early and has removed the video from all of our platforms. Our job is to spread truth — not unfounded conspiracies.”
President Trump, without evidence, claimed the presidential election was corrupt and fraudulent. @USATODAY stopped the livestream of his remarks early and has removed the video from all of our platforms. Our job is to spread truth — not unfounded conspiracies.
— nicole carroll (@nicole_carroll) November 6, 2020
In his White House address, Trump made an unfounded accusation that the election was being stolen from him. Network anchors said they needed to correct falsehoods being disseminated by the president
According to news agency AP, MSNBC’s Brian Williams also interrupted Trump, while Fox News Channel and CNN aired his address in full. However, CNN’s Anderson Cooper said that Trump was “like an obese turtle on his back, flailing in the hot sun realizing his time was over.”
The development came amidst judges in Georgia and Michigan, two battleground states, decided to throw out lawsuits alleging electoral fraud filed by Trump’s campaign team. Judge James Bass, a superior court judge in Georgia, said that there was “no evidence” that the ballots in question were invalid. Judge Cynthia Stephens in Michigan said, “I have no basis to find that there is a substantial likelihood of success on the merits.”
Elsewhere, Twitter has once again hidden Trump’s tweets making extraordinary allegations of electoral fraud.
Trump’s rival Joe Biden is projected to win Michigan. He substantially cut Trump’s lead in Georgia and Pennsylvania. Biden would reach the 270-mark if he manages to flip both these states, won by Trump in 2016.
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