President Donald Trump posted a bizarre 46-minute video he posted on Facebook demanding that the elections be "overturned" and admitting that his remarks would be "downgraded".
Rather than picking any number of places to make important remarks in front of an audience or with reporters in attendance who might ask questions, Trump spoke in front of White House cameras with repeated and awkward edits by editors.
"Even what I say now will be humiliated and belittled," he predicted as he put claim after claim, including some that were brought forward and debunked by his legal team.
Trump said it was "perhaps the most important speech I have ever given" – and then went to work trying to substantiate the case that the election was fraudulent and that the results were in several states in which President-elect Joe Biden received more votes than he should overturn and called on the Supreme Court to intervene.
President Donald Trump called for the vote in swing states he lost to be "overturned" and claimed the election was "a total disaster" despite his Attorney General and a number of judges not accepting allegations of widespread fraud
At one point he held up a spreadsheet allegedly pointing out a plan to steal an election, but any surge in votes he pointed out was identified as Milwaukee County votes, which were counted as soon as they were received. President-elect Joe Biden did well there. as well as previous Democratic candidates going back years.
He repeatedly made allegations of fraud, polls of the dead, mysterious anomalies in voting machines, and alleged corruption in large cities with Democratic votes that went for Joe Biden – despite his Attorney General and a number of judges who refused to accept allegations of widespread fraud
& # 39; That election was rigged. Everybody knows. I don't mind if I lose an election, but I want to lose a fair and fair election. What I don't want to do is have it stolen from the American people, "complained Trump.
In the first three minutes of the video alone, there were five editing jumps, which, despite being shot at the center of the US government's power, proceeded at an uncomfortable pace.
Biden's vote approached 81 million votes on Wednesday, and his lead is well over 6 million while as an electoral college, he wins 306 votes to 232.
Trump said it was perhaps the most important speech I've ever given.
The president brought visual aids
Trump said it was "statistically impossible" that he failed to prevail. He said the "greatest pollsters" couldn't understand what happened
But Trump said it was "statistically impossible" that he failed to prevail.
Pointing to "unexpected success across the country and right here in Washington", he said, "It is statistically impossible that the person – me – who brought the charge could be lost. The greatest pollsters, the real pollsters – not the ones , where we lost 17 points in Wisconsin than we actually won, while those where we lost four or five points in Florida and where we won with lots of points or who even lost us in Texas and us won a lot – not these pollsters, but real pollsters who are fair and honest. They said, "We can't understand this: it never happened before you led the country to victory and you were the only one it was "lost. It is not possible," he said.
Trump's loss came despite the Republicans holding the Senate, rejecting numerous Democrats who led the primary election and taking multiple seats in an election many predicted would be a "blue wave".
Trump, however, called the election a "total disaster" and said the results cannot be trusted.
He complained about "machines that were miraculously stopped during certain parts of the evening to open with more voices".
“Many media representatives and even judges have so far refused to accept this. You know it's true. You know it's there. You know who won the election. But they refuse to say: you are right. Our country needs someone to say you are right, ”he said.
He claimed dead people voted even though some examples of his lawyers went broke.
"Millions of votes were cast illegally in the swing states alone," he claimed.
"If this is the case, the results of the individual swing conditions must be knocked over and overturned immediately," said Trump.
“Some people say it's too far away. It's too hard. Does that mean we are taking a president and have just elected a president whose votes were fraudulent? No, it means you have to give up the choice. & # 39;
& # 39; What a disaster election it was. Total disaster, ”he said.
He said "hopefully" that the US Supreme Court will "see it" and "do what is right for our country".
At one point he seemed to relate his urge to reverse the election results to his personal legal situation.
"Now I hear that the same people who didn't take me to Washington sent all the information to New York so they could try to get me there," Trump said, referring to prosecutors who investigated his company on possible allegations from insurance or tax fraud.
Trump spoke a day after Attorney General Bill Barr said there wasn't enough evidence of fraud to reverse the results.
“You may have a revote, but I don't think that's appropriate. If these votes are corrupt, if they are irregular, if they get caught, they will be terminated and I win very easily, "Trump said.
Earlier on Wednesday, former Trump National Security Advisor Mike Flynn published an article calling on Trump to declare martial law and let the military oversee a revote.
Trump released the video about an hour after Biden started an event in Wilmington where he held a round table of workers and small business owners struggling through the economic crisis.