Trump falsely claims he won election as millions of votes remain uncounted
President Trump spoke to a group of supporters at the White House in the early morning hours Wednesday. Mr. Trump rolled off a list of incomplete voting totals in states that have not yet been called, falsely claimed he won the election and said he would ask the Supreme Court to intervene in the continuing counting of ballots. No call had been made at the time of his comments. Watch his remarks here.
Trump claimed victory early Wednesday morning in a number of key states where millions of votes are still being counted and results remain uncertified. Trump's remarks came after Biden urged 'patience' while votes are counted. Aired on 11/04/2020. In an extraordinary 2:30 a.m. appearance at the White House, President Trump falsely claimed the pending outcome was "a fraud on the American public" and "embarrassment on our country." The outcome of the US presidential election is on a knife edge, with Donald Trump and his rival Joe Biden neck and neck in key swing states.
Mr Trump, a Republican, claimed to have won and vowed to launch a Supreme Court challenge, baselessly alleging fraud.
Earlier Mr Biden, a Democrat, said he was "on track" to victory.
Millions of votes remain uncounted and no candidate can credibly claim victory as yet. There is no evidence of fraud.
More than 100 million people cast their ballots in early voting before election day on Tuesday - setting US on course for its highest turnout in a century.
With the nation on edge, the final result may not be known for days. The president falsely claimed victory early Wednesday as millions of votes were still being counted. The Morning Joe panel discusses. Aired on 11/04/2020.