Trump falsely claims he won the election, makes unsubstantiated claims of fraud
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."
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. In one of his few public appearances since his election defeat, Donald Trump said, without evidence, that 'big pharma' had used negative advertising against him.
Speaking in a White House news briefing, he said: "We won by the way - 70 million votes," before claiming without presenting any evidence, that Democrats "found some ballots...to deter us from doing what is right for the American people".
But, the president refused to take any questions.
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