Donald Trump has challenged prominent journalists and politicians to debate him in public over his false claim that Joe Biden won the 2020 election through electoral fraud.
In a statement released on Twitter via his spokeswoman, Liz Harrington, Trump said: “The Fake News Media cannot stand the fact that so many people in our Country know the truth, that the 2020 Election was rigged and stolen, yet almost every article written contains the words the “Big Lie” or “unsubstantiated facts, etc., …”
“Always trying to demean the real results. I am willing to challenge the heads of the various papers or even far-left politicians, who have perpetuated the Real Big Lie, which is voter irregularities and fraud on a massive and determinative scale. This includes members of the.”
“Highly partisan Unselect Committee of Democrats who refuse to delve into what caused the January 6th protest—it was the Fake Election results! While I am willing to do it, they will never agree because they cannot argue that facts in states including Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, Arizona, Nevada, New Hampshire, and others such as New Mexico, where the Democrat Secretary of State changed the voting laws without legislative approval just prior to the Election, making it virtually impossible for the Republican presidential candidate to win ” Trump added.
He concluded: “If anyone would like a public debate on the facts, not the fiction, please let me know. It will be a ratings bonanza for television!”
Despite Trump’s claims that “the 2020 election was rigged and stolen,” and his well-known obsession with television ratings, it was not.
Even Attorney General William Barr, widely regarded as likely to meddle on Trump’s behalf, acknowledged publicly that there was no proof of widespread electoral fraud.
Biden won the popular vote by more than 7 million votes and the electoral college by 306-232 votes, a result Trump dubbed a landslide when he defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016. Clinton defeated him in the popular vote as well.