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]
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)
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?