Chris Wallace condemns Trump claims that he won the election
Chris Wallace condemned President Trump’s comments made early Wednesday morning claiming that he won the election and pledging to take the matter to the Supreme Court to stop votes from being counted.
The “Fox News Sunday” anchor called the race an “extremely flammable situation,” adding that “the president just threw a match on it.”
Trump made the comments about the election results early Wednesday morning in the East Room of the White House shortly after Democratic nominee Joe Biden made brief remarks in Wilmington, Del.
Biden said that he was confident he would win key states including Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan.
Trump, however, claimed that he had already won the election, despite millions of votes still being counted across the country.
“We were getting ready to win this election, frankly we did win this election,” Trump said to cheers. “This is a very big moment. This is a major fraud on our nation.”
No major media outlets or board of elections have called critical races for Trump to bring him to 270 electoral votes.
Wallace dismissed the president’s remarks during Fox News coverage from New York.
“He hasn’t won these states, nobody is saying he won these states. The states hasn’t said he’s won.”
ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos fact-checked the president after his remarks while noting the former vice president is still ahead in the popular vote.
“It’s a matter fact right now that, at this hour at least, Joe Biden has 221 electoral votes to the 213 electoral votes of Donald Trump, and in the popular vote Joe Biden is still leading the popular vote,” said Stephanopoulos.
Former 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by about 3 million votes, but lost the all-important Electoral College to Trump, 304-227.