Fox Business Network anchor Stuart Varney offered no retaliation. When former President Donald Trump used his Monday morning interview to sell a completely absurd and absurd conspiracy theory claiming that Facebook stuffed “fake” ballots during the 2020 presidential election.
in the past few days The twice convicted former president has told people close to him he expects to be returned to the White House by August. This seems to be a fantasy for the latest election from die-hard MAGA and die-hard MyPillow. Trump ally CEO Mike Lindell has urged him not to frantically put forward the impossible theory. Rather than pushing him to concentrate on helping the GOP in the upcoming mid-term 2022.
Trump is Trump, however, he couldn̵7;t help himself on Monday.
When asked about Facebook’s latest decision to extend the suspension until early 2023, the former reality TV host confirmed he was punished for “His voice is very strong” and “Very powerful.” Then he headed towards the conspiracy rabbit hole.
“I won the election,” he falsely claimed, “but they cheated and somehow Facebook and [CEO Mark] Zuckerberg with his $500 million fake lock box he’s wearing Some cabinets have a 96 percent Biden rating on it – 96 percent!”
Trump added that “They’re just throwing away ballots. It’s a fake deal And let’s see how it all turns out. But there have been many lawsuits. and what they did was disgraceful.”
The former president then ranted about Facebook and Twitter banning him from the platform, claiming that they were. “Destroy our country and they don’t want to hear a sensible voice,” while lamenting that he lost “nearly 200 million” followers on his social media accounts.
“We have no more freedom of speech,” Trump complained, “and who are they to tell us what ideology we should talk about? Politics we should talk about They are a shame.”
Varney, a loyal Trump supporter who once convincingly declared that the former president had never lied in his life. Turns back on Trump’s relentless demands about Facebook’s “fake lockbox” and back wonders what Trump can do about a return to social media.
For Trump’s groundless assertions about Zuckerberg dropping Biden ballots during election He appears to be referring to the Facebook founder’s $350 million investment in the Center for Tech and Civic Life, a non-profit group that helps budget local elections offices. deal with the influx of Mail ballots and drop boxes amid the COVID-19 outbreak
NPR reported after the election that local CTCL grants were focused on “Increasing payouts for poll workers. Expanding the voting area early and more equipment to process millions of ballots more quickly.” As Trump and his allies have included the funds as part of a voter fraud conspiracy, For a long time, the analysis “showed that funding had no clear impact on who would vote.”
Fox and a handful of specialties are facing billion-dollar lawsuits from voting software companies Smartmatic and Dominion that accuse cable networks of pushing back on false claims that they cheated the 2020 elections. Fox has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, citing First Amendment protections while defending its coverage of elections.