CNN: Trump declaring victory proves he’s a dictator. Just one problem

CNN: Trump declaring victory proves he’s a dictator. Just one problem

Both candidates made statements in the wees hours of the morning on Wednesday. The two made similar statements — both for example urged supporters to keep the faith. But liberal commentators took issue with the president’s closing remarks in which he asserted victory:

We don’t want them to find any ballots at four in the morning and add those to the list. It’s a very sad moment to me a very sad moment and we are going to win this. As far as I’m concerned we already have. I want to thank all of our supporters. I want to thank everybody that worked with us and the vice president. [Emphasis added]

One of his fiercest critics was CNN’s Dana Bash, who brusquely countered:

President Trump, as we anticipated, falsely and prematurely declaring victory, saying that he won. He did not win. He hasn’t won.

Fellow CNN commentator Jim Acosta added, “I think our Founding Fathers are probably rolling in their graves right now.” (RELATED: CNN’S Stelter: Rupert Murdoch should order Fox News hosts to report election accurately)

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CNN, however, had no reaction at all to a statement the Biden campaign released around the same time that Trump spoke that said, “We expect and we believe that we have already won Wisconsin.” [Emphasis added]

Granted, it’s only one state, albeit one of a handful at this point, but how in principle is that declaration any less bombastic and presumptuous than the president’s?

LU Staff

LU Staff

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