Monday, 30 Nov 2020

Laura Kuenssberg lashes out at Donald Trump in furious attack – ‘Not credible!’

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Mr Trump falsely claimed he had already won the bitter US election with Joe Biden – despite millions of votes still to be counted. His Democratic rival had earlier said he was confident of winning the contest that will not be determined until a handful of states complete vote-counting over the next hours or days. But President Trump then sensationally said he would go to the US Supreme Court, claiming there was a “massive fraud” in the election.

He said: “This is a fraud on the American public, this is an embarrassment to our country.

“We were getting ready to win this election – frankly we did win this election.

“So our goal now is to ensure the integrity for the good of this nation. This is a very big moment.

“This is a major fraud on our nation.

“We want the law to be used in a proper manner. So we will be going to the US Supreme Court, we want all voting to stop.

“We don’t want them to find any ballots at 4am and add them to the list.”

But this sparked a furious reaction from BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg, who tweeted: “Trump says he has already won and that there is ‘a fraud’ going on.

“Remember millions of votes have not yet been counted.

“It is just not credible to make that claim, there is no evidence of such a ‘fraud’ and it is incredible such claims being made from the White House.”

Moments before Mr Trump took to the stage, he had tweeted to repeat his unsubstantiated claim his oppoenents are trying to “steal” the election.

Promising a further statement, he wrote: “A big WIN!.

“We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election.

“We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!”

Twitter then quickly placed a warning on that tweet to say his claim was “disputed”.

The social medie giant told users the US President was making a “potentially misleading claim” about the election.

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