Chris Wallace Shoots Down Fox News Host John Roberts’ Claim That Donald Trump Won the Election by Losing
There is certainly no shortage of excuses that President Donald Trump’s fans are conjuring up to cope with his election loss to President-Elect Joe Biden, but Fox News host John Roberts on Friday took them to an entirely new level of bonkers.
Speaking with his colleague Chris Walllace, Roberts attempted to spin Trump’s defeat as a victory for the president, while simultaneously admitting that Trump failed to earn enough votes to secure a second term.
“I’m told that it’s possible that the president may take some questions this afternoon,” Roberts said of Trump’s first public address since the election. “Obviously I imagine the first questions would be about where he is in terms of if he is going to continue to fight this battle to try to unearth new votes that could turn around the current vote count or if he will concede.”
Trump has maintained that Biden’s victory was due to widespread voter fraud even though no evidence exists to support such an allegation. In fact, Biden’s lead in most key swing states is so large that in only one of them – Georgia – was the race close enough to warrant a hand recount.
These facts somehow escaped Roberts.
“The president does seem though in a way, Chris, to be winning even as he is losing in the current vote count, because for his die-hard fans, he is trying to make the case that he didn’t really lose the election – that it was taken from him. Is that an argument that he can credibly make?” Roberts asked Wallace.
“Well, not in terms of the numbers, at least so far,” Wallace replied. “Unless we see something from these lawsuits that we haven’t seen so far, which is serious fraud and fraud of a dimension that it would actually overturn the results.”
Trump is “not losing these states, for instance Pennsylvania, by 500 votes like Florida in 2000, he’s losing it by 40 or 50,000 votes,” Wallace continued. “So unless we see fraud of that dimension, I don’t know that he can credibly say that the election has been taken from him, but that doesn’t mean he won’t continue to make the argument. And, as we know, Donald Trump got more votes than any person in history running for president this year, except for Joe Biden, this year. So, you know, there are tens of millions of people who love this president who were in the Trump base and I suspect they will be susceptible to the argument that somehow this election was taken from him.”
Trump did receive more votes than any other previous incumbent president, but Biden got even more – five million more, in fact. In the Electoral College, which is how presidents are chosen, Biden earned 306 votes to Trump’s 232. So no matter which way the soon-to-be-former president tries to spin it so he can bilk his supporters out of more money, he lost. Bigly.
Fox's John Roberts: "The president does seem though in a way, Chris to be winning even as he is losing in the current vote count" pic.twitter.com/i6KCg6BCLj
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