Cable networks, broadcast networks and Twitter cut short their broadcasts of President Donald Trump’s speech from the White House briefing room Thursday; some outlets fact-checked the president’s unproven statements rather than carry them live.
Trump began his remarks by baselessly claiming that Democrats were committing “fraud” and trying to “steal” the election.
“If you count the legal votes, I easily win,” the president said, even though the counting of legal votes is still happening.
There are several key states, including Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Arizona, which are still tallying votes.
Neither the president nor the Democratic nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, has enough electoral college votes yet to win.
Many of those votes are mail-in ballots, including from active military.