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As Donald Trump continues to maintain the top spot among Republican hopefuls for 2024, there are increasing efforts to thwart the former President’s future political ambitions. These include investigations in Manhattan, the dueling January 6th probes, and the threat of lawsuits from companies like Dominion Voting Systems.
This has all led us to a strange situation, in which the former Commander in Chief’s speech from CPAC was decorated by a disclaimer on the Fox News network.
Fox News on Sunday aired a disclaimer adding context to comments made by former President Trump referencing electoral fraud during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
“And now, it’s also because I got more votes, 75 million, than anybody in the history of the presidency, and far more than Clinton, far more than Obama, and a record 12 million more than 2016,” Trump said of what he has continued to describe as an effort to “rig” the election against him. “Think of it, in the history usually they go down a little bit second term and they win, but they go down a little bit.”
As Trump continued to make misleading or false claims about the result of the election, Fox News, which was carrying the former president’s speech live, replaced its chyron with a disclaimer.
“Voting system companies have denied the various allegations made by President Trump and his counsel regarding the 2020 election,” the disclaimer read.
Several of Trump’s former acquaintances are currently being sued by Dominion Voting Systems over claims made during the aftermath of the 2020 election, many of which seemed to insinuate that the ballot-counting company was helping to “rig” the contest.
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