President Donald Trump made his first public television appearance on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Features with Maria Baritromo. In his first interview since election day, the President doubled down on his claims of a fraudulent and rigged election.
President Trump slammed the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for allegedly doing nothing to investigate the 2020 Presidential election.
“You would think if you’re in the FBI or Department of Justice, this is the biggest thing you could be looking at,” Trump said. “Where are they? I’ve not seen anything.”
Trump continued a string of attacks against the voting tabulation system Dominion.
“All I can say is I haven’t heard, with all of the fraud that’s taken place, nobody has come to me and said, ‘Oh, the FBI has nabbed, you know the people that are doing this game. The FBI is looking at Dominion,’ which nobody even knows where they’re based, which nobody even knows where the votes are counted.”
Dominion’s international headquarters is based in Toronto, Canada, and US headquarters is based in Denver, CO. Although Trump and his lawyers have peddled theories on the voting system company having ties to China and Venezuela, such claims have been mostly unsubstantiated.
But such claims are not widely accepted across the United States as countless Trump team lawsuits have failed to move through the court system, and as the GSA officially recognized President-Elect Joe Biden and has begun the transition process.
Not even within the Fox News monastery is their consensus on the Trump campaign’s rampant voter fraud claims. Shortly after the Maria Baritromo interview, Fox News anchor Eric Shawn dismantled Trump’s statements that Baritromo complacently supported.
“It seems that we have a president who, he can’t wrap his brain or mind around the fact that, he can’t process the fact that someone who he thinks is so inferior to him won the election,” Shawn said, echoing comments from critics that “say [Trump’s] claims are unsupported, reckless and incendiary.”
Amid the back-and-forth, coronavirus cases continue to surge throughout the United States as post-Thanksgiving fears materialize. A lame-duck Whitehouse and congressional gridlock fail to produce the leadership that the country needs.
Health officials took to the media to warn of the post-Thanksgiving influx of cases and the genuine possibility of a dark holiday season if Americans continue to give in to pandemic fatigue. The US now averages 162 365 new cases every day, with 1,430 Americans dying daily.
On Sunday, the US hit a record number of hospitalizations, reaching around 93,230 cases. However, some good news does remain; President-elect Joe Biden is gearing up to tackle the pandemic head-on as he prepares to enter the Whitehouse.
Multiple vaccine companies are also sending their vaccines to the FDA for approval, a sign that means vaccinations could be available as early as mid-December for some people. A long road to recovery remains ahead for many Americans facing a nerve-racking holiday season.