Former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) bucked the Republican Party, saying that former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 general election. Trump has repeatedly promoted the “Big Lie” that the election was rife with fraud and abuse and has attempted to cast President Joe Biden as illegitimate despite all evidence to the contrary.
Following the 2020 election, supporters of Donald Trump were desperate to prove that the Republican had won. And if he hadn’t won, they said, he was cheated.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton offered a $1 million reward for proof of voter fraud. Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman demanded $3 million after showing that 3 Trump supporters committed voter fraud in his state.
Donald Trump may have lost the 2020 election, but there will be plenty of Trumpian candidates come 2022. The former president laid a blue-print for winning through conspiracy theories, race baiting and white grievance.
For decades now, Richard Nixon has been seen as the presidential face of corruption. It was thought that no future commander in chief could ever face the same kind of controversy that the 37th president did.
There isn’t much Marjorie Taylor Greene won’t believe. The nation’s first QAnon congresswoman has bought into everything from Hillary Clinton being a pedophile to Jewish space lasers.
Donald Trump‘s rise to power couldn’t have happened without Fox News. Host like Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and the hosts of Fox and Friends helped legitimize the businessman as a candidate. And Tucker Carlson certainly played a sizeable role as well.
Following the January 6th insurrection, both Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell blasted Donald Trump for his role in the attack. They know have different takes on the matter.
McCarthy famously went down to Mar-a-Lago, kissed Trump’s ring, and he now backs the former president no matter what. McConnell has never changed course on the issue. In fact, a new book by Jon Karl reports that the Kentucky senator urged Barr to issue a statement about the election. Today Trump blasted McConnell, saying he blew it for the country.
Since he left office in January of this year, Donald Trump has become quite toxic. The former president was banned by most major social media websites. On Friday, Facebook decided to extend their ban on Trump for 2 years and possibly longer.
Barack Obama did not give Donald Trump much advice prior after the former was elected president. One person Obama did warn his predecessor about was Michael Flynn. There were increasingly strange rumors about the Army General.
Lindsey Graham has rarely shown any kind of backbone since Donald Trump took over the Republican party. He was fiercely opposed to Trump during the 2016 primary but is now one of his biggest enablers.
And the former president is still obsessed with the claim that he was cheated out of the 2020 election. And his message certainly resonates with those who support the GOP. According to a recent poll, 67% of Republican voters don’t believe that Biden was the winner of the most recent election.
Once it became clear that Donald Trump had lost the 2020 election, Conservative media immediately went to work trying to make him feel better. And a big part of that effort was calling the integrity of the election into question.
Although former President Donald Trump has regularly and insistently claimed that the 2020 general election was rife with fraud and abuse, not a single state has been able to turn up evidence of widespread fraud that could have contributed to his electoral losses.
Former President Donald Trump pushed Georgia‘s lead elections investigator to find the “right answer” as he continued to promote conspiracies about the use of absentee ballots in the state, which Joe Biden, then the president-elect, ultimately won.
The congresspeople and senators who are helping Donald Trump fight the election results know the president lost. They also know that there is no pathway forward. For the majority of them, this is being done with an eye towards their political futures.
President Donald Trump declared the Republican Party is “weak and ineffective” for not backing his attempts to subvert the results of the 2020 presidential election, which was decisively won by President-elect Joe Biden.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger appeared on “Good Morning America” to discuss a phone call he had with President Donald Trump during which the president encouraged Raffensperger to help him swing the election in his favor.
President Donald Trump falsely asserted that the results of the 2020 election are fraudulent after a recording of a call he had in which he urged Georgia’s Secretary of State to help swing the election in his favor.
Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) announced he would object to the Electoral College certification process and challenge President-elect Joe Biden‘s election win when Congress convenes for its joint session on January 6.
President Donald Trump called for Brian Kemp, the Republican governor of Georgia, to resign from office while continuing to assert that he won the swing state even though it has long certified its results for President-elect Joe Biden.
Geraldo Rivera, who often appears on Fox News, is a long time friend of Donald Trump. And unlike many of the president’s friends, Rivera has pushed the president to accept his electoral defeat and move on to the next chapter of his life.