In a stunning midnight scene, news organizations rebuked President Donald Trump after he erroneously said on live television that he had won the election even while the votes were still being counted.
With reporters and supporters gathering at the White House at 2:20 am Eastern time, the president said it was “a major fraud against our country” that he was not declared. is the winner. “As far as I know, we won this victory,” he said.
These words barely escaped his mouth before the TV stations rushed in to persecute him.
CBS News̵7;s Norah O’Donnell said that Trump “castrated the truth” by “falsely claiming he had won the election and stripping millions of voters whose votes have not yet been counted.”
George Stephanopoulos of ABC News said: “Donald Trump is losing even in the popular vote and electoral college and there are many states left to be named.
“The reality of the matter is we don’t know who won the election,” said Savannah Guthrie of NBC News. Guthrie interrupted Trump’s speech to tell viewers that some of Trump’s statements were untrue.
The AP news agency said at the time of Trump’s announcement, its number of votes had shown Trump won 213 electoral votes compared with 225 electoral votes of Democrat Joe Biden. The AP determined that it was too early to declare a winner in several states, including Pennsylvania, Georgia and Michigan.
It was an explosive moment after a weak nation had gone through hours of turmoil. The media has warned for weeks that Americans will have to patiently wait for a decision during the fierce campaign between Biden and Trump, and constantly drive home through their election night news.
Biden spoke to supporters at 12:42 a.m. in Delaware, expressed confidence in his campaign and said he wanted to see every vote checked.
“Hold on, guys, we’re going to win this,” Biden said.
Trump immediately responded with a tweet saying “we are BIG, but they are trying to LOOK ON the election. We will never let them do that. ”
The president’s speech, after he was taken to the podium with the sound of “Hail to the President,” received much criticism in friendly, ordinary shops.
“This is an extremely flammable situation and the president threw a match in it,” said Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace.
His colleague Fox, former government assistant George W. Bush, Dana Perino, said, “he went a step too far.” Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro tweeted that Trump’s declaration of victory was “deeply irresponsible”.
The presidential team was furious with the Fox News Channel for being ahead of other news organizations by claiming that Biden had defeated Trump at the Arizona battlefield. It will be the first state to topple the party since 2016, and will play a key role in winning 270 electoral votes and winning.
Fox’s Bret Baier, noting that the network is receiving “coming”, said chief decision officer Arnon Mishkin. He explained that with the majority of the uncounted votes in Arizona being voted early and therefore more likely for Biden, Trump would not be able to keep up with the Democratic leadership in that state.
“I’m sorry, but we’re not wrong in this particular case,” said Mishkin. The AP finally called Arizona for Biden at 2:52 am
Millions of people watching the East Coast election news have gone to bed before all the movies, and don’t know the answer to the question they’ve been waiting for hours: Who will be in the White House for the next four years ?
The President also expressed anger at news organizations for not claiming him as the winner in Georgia and North Carolina, where he held the lead. CNN’s John King explained that there is still doubt as there are still votes counted in areas where Biden is supposed to do well.
Emerging as a presidency revolved around the Midwestern battlefields of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
“We’ve said for a long time that anything can happen, it’s a very competitive race and… it’s really going to go down these three states,” said CNN’s Jake Tapper. “It is happening, but it still feels like people didn’t hear it when we told them three weeks before.”
At the arrival of the two candidates, the mood of the evening calmed down and flowed like the tide, and was almost predictable. Experts say voters will be puzzled by the large number of early ballots that are more likely to favor Biden and states’ various practices about when they will count and vote in favor on Election Day. election in favor of Trump.
That has been proven the case when potential early clients for Biden in Ohio and North Carolina, who briefly supported him, were deleted. As Trump takes the lead in the Midwestern battlefield, the question arises as to whether Biden will be able to outdo him as all the early votes have been checked.
On television networks, it caught the attention of digital enthusiasts like CNN’s John King and MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki. MSNBC kept “Kornacki orange” on their man as he studied the voting data.
For the first time ever, The Associated Press wrote stories explaining in detail to readers and members of the news cooperative why it declared a state winner.
The anchor net began to cover election night with appeals of patience. Stephanopoulos told viewers that it doesn’t mean the process is disrupted or unfair if the results aren’t clear Tuesday night.
As the evening goes on, it is clear that while patience may not necessarily pay off, it is still necessary.
Robert Gibbs, former White House press secretary in the Obama administration, told MSNBC: “I will be very careful to draw out generalizations about what we think we’ll see. “Because it can take six days to figure out who wins this race.”