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Trump repeats election claims in TV interviews

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 the election was stolen from him 10 times — each instance unprompted and unchallenged.

Trump's unhinged. Given Trump's limited and skewed grasp of reality, it's not surprising his Qanon base think he's their higher power.

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Of course he wasn't challenged. Challenging him would be a death-sentence from the far-right cancel culture. The far-right media is not allowed to post anything that goes off far-right narrative anymore, out of fear of their cancel culture.

Cancel culture is pathetic. Almost as pathetic as the far-right who claim to hate it, yet support their own far-right cancel culture.

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“Rush thought we won, and so do I,” Trump said.

That pretty much says it all.

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“A lot of people are in awe of you, and I am one of those people,” Kelly told Trump.

A more accurate is in Thrall.

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The man (Trump) just keeps on going uttering his unhinged comments.

He definitely didn't and still doesn't know or accept what's going on.

Living in his own little world, collecting the money from his believers ...

..... the "Trumptology" at its best!

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Each network actively appeals to Trump's base conservative audience. And the way the interviews were conducted illustrates how difficult it may be to change the minds of supporters who believe the former president's unfounded narrative.

For me, it’s not necessarily that I believe Trump’s narrative. It’s paragraphs like these, that remain steady after four years, that make it difficult for me to believe the media’s narrative about Trump.

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@Mr noidall he lost get over it...

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It’s paragraphs like these that make it difficult for me to believe the media’s narrative about Trump.

What part of the paragraph you quoted do you dispute?

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Same as the posters who still support him, just noise. Nothing behind it. Move on.

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Theres a reason Trump won’t go on a legitimate news network: They would call him out. The interviewer would say “That is not true”, or hopefully “You’re lying to the American people.”

Hopefully they would stay right there, not accepting his excuses or deflections “many people are saying it” “Who is saying it? Name somebody. What is their evidence?” (Spoiler alert: there is none.)

As Don continues on with “The courts are so corrupt” ask him “How many election fraud cases did you lose in front of federal judges you appointed?” And then cite the fugues along with some particularly juicy quotes from the rulings.

“Didn’t SCOTUS unanimously (in one case Alito had a point of contention but did not dissent) turn aside your appeals even though you have three appointees on the bench?”

Now THATS an interview I’d watch!

Faux “news”, OAN and “news”max are all-in on the big lie that there was massive coordinated voter fraud to take the vote from trump (but strangely not the down-ballot GOP candidates).

Fun fact: this didn’t happen. There is zero evidence; zip, nada, nil, none.

So why do these propaganda outfits masquerading as news organizations keep telling the big lie? Because their viewers would drop them like a sex friend with herpes if they did. And with them would go the ad dollars.

It’s that simple.

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What part of the paragraph you quoted do you dispute?

The whole article uses loaded words that that appeal to the emotions and mischaracterizations of the anti-Trump crowd. The paragraph specifically paints the “base” as consisting solely of far right groups and capitol rioters. It paints all 75 million voters of Trump as some kind of loonies. And when the media promotes this, it shuts down democracy by vilifying the other party and its constituents’ voice as that of a fringe maniac. The majority of Trump supporters are not those people. But thanks to this, their voices, in the end, will be what is tantamount to disenfranchisement.

Also, if you’ve ever been a news consumer in late 20th/ early 21st century, then you know this is an opinion piece in reality. The article would be totally fine if it were featured in the op-ed.

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The whole article uses loaded words that that appeal to the emotions and mischaracterizations of the anti-Trump crowd.

Good to read Trump supporters understand what someone says and words used have consequences. It must be easy for them to see how 'fight like hell' and 'trial by combat' could be interpreted by those who came to a rally armed and prepared to fight, had planned in advance to fight, as well as those emotionally connected to the speaker would understand what he said. Too bad more angry Trump supporters ignored his 'peaceful'.

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The whole article uses loaded words that that appeal to the emotions and mischaracterizations of the anti-Trump crowd. 

But I’m sure you don’t believe that the words used in the interview; stolen, robbed, rigged, are ‘loaded’ at all, right?

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Mr. NoidallToday  08:23 am JST

It paints all 75 million voters of Trump as some kind of loonies.

Pro-Trump commenters rather like to give the impression that they all form one dedicated block of people who are going to stick with Trump come hell or high water all the way through to 2024 and beyond. I prefer to see them as consisting of a certain number who are indeed like that, and many more who are just lifelong Republicans who would never vote for any Democrat, or moderates who liked how Trump was running the country but could flip to the Democrats if Biden does a better job or if Trump gets into more legal and financial trouble.

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Pro-Trump commenters rather like to give the impression that they all form one dedicated block of people who are going to stick with Trump come hell or high water all the way through to 2024 and beyond.

Sure. But a lot of the Trump frenzy is media-inspired. Opinion pieces like this, because of accountability journalism, masquerade as honest journalism. People can’t even tell the difference anymore. That’s how bad it is.

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Same as the posters who still support him, just noise. Nothing behind it. Move on.

Things tend to go away if you ignore them, yet here you are. Hate brings ratings which in turn brings money. Many celebrities can vouch for that.

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The whole article uses loaded words that that appeal to the emotions and mischaracterizations of the anti-Trump crowd. 

Can you please point to specific examples? Because I don't see any of that.

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Things tend to go away if you ignore them, yet here you are. 

My point exactly. Thank you.

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Good to see that some news outlets at least try to give the dissenting opinion a chance to speak.

Sorry, naysayers, but America is not a one-party Soviet State like you seem to want.

Diverse opinions should be allowed and tolerated.

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Good to see that some news outlets at least try to give the dissenting opinion a chance to speak.

I for one encourage Fox, OAN and Newsmax to continue promoting the "dissenting opinion" that the last election was stolen until Dominion and other parties sue them into oblivion for knowingly and openly lying.

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He is delusional, still. The world and the states knew within a week that Biden had won.

Facts matter. Not what someone believes to be true. The truth isn't what you claim it is. It actually matters what can be proved.

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Trump is talking his way into a padded cell: maybe there's some "method in his madness"?

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The paragraph specifically paints the “base” as consisting solely of far right groups and capitol rioters. It paints all 75 million voters of Trump as some kind of loonies

I agree, they are not all loonies, but research suggests that about 15m believe in QAnon, so that many probably are loonies.

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But a lot of the Trump frenzy is media-inspired.

A lot of Trump's lies are media-inspired. He has a lot of lies, a lot of big media people to repeat them, and a lot of people willing to believe them.

Opinion pieces like this, because of accountability journalism, masquerade as honest journalism.

Interviews by OAN, Fox & Newsmax masquerade as honest journalism. Try applying some standards to them. They should have roasted him for spouting the same tosh over and over again despite it being clearly false.

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How shameful American democracy is !!! This shameless America interferes to the election of others country whole over the world. The world observed the incident of U.S capitol.

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Give Trump a diaper change and a muzzle. Maybe Trump needs to think about something else, like criminal court. Let's get those trials started and find out how dirty this guy really is.

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the election was stolen from him 10 times — each instance unprompted and unchallenged.

He launched his presidential bid with birtherism and is still selling conspiracy trash to morons after he got a thrashing.

He’s consistent, I’ll give him that.

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In the first television interviews of his post-presidency, Donald Trump repeated his false claims that the election was stolen from him 10 times — each instance unprompted and unchallenged.

Of course he repeated it - and he'll continue to repeat it...

You can't fleece the flock unless stoke the outrage and continue to tell them you and they have been victimized unfairly....

"Send me money so I can fight the steal"....and all that money goes to pay his personal lawyers and pay off his personal loans...

Donald Trump - all hate, all lies, all the time...

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Mr. NoidallToday  08:44 am JST

"Pro-Trump commenters rather like to give the impression that they all form one dedicated block of people who are going to stick with Trump come hell or high water all the way through to 2024 and beyond."

Sure. But a lot of the Trump frenzy is media-inspired. 

I think this kind of thing inspires a different kind of Trump frenzy:

Only on Fox News was Trump even called a “former president” on air during his appearances. Kelly referred to “President Trump” and “Joe Biden.”

A lot of people are in awe of you, and I am one of those people,” Kelly told Trump.

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From the Nov 3 results, Trump had a mental meltdown declaring defeat was impossible and indicative of deeper mental symptoms.

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at least try to give the dissenting opinion a chance to speak

I'd rather deal with facts.

In this case, a "dissenting opinion" is just an attempt to make people consider an alternative reality to stir up anger and resentment.

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The rabid rabble rouser finally emerged from chewing the carpet his bunker in Florida to rant and rave on right-wing looney tunes TV stations. The sooner criminal charges are brought against him, the sooner America can turn the page on Trumpism and move on to healing a nation half-traumatized by cults and conspiracies.

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Trump lost his beloved Twitter handle, so these alt news channels are now is only option. Wonder if he phones them at 4 am like he did with Twitter posts?

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— "The election was stolen," he told OANN's White House correspondent Jenn Pellegrino. “We were robbed. It was a rigged election.”

— "We did win the election, as far as I'm concerned. It was disgraceful what happened," he said to Greg Kelly on Newsmax.

— "You would have had riots going all over the place if that happened to a Democrat," he said when interviewed by Harris Faulkner and Bill Hemmer on Fox News Channel.

And there it is, in all its glory....the far-right, hate speech, grievance-politics, every kooky conspiracy theory, cult bubble...

It's where these pro-Trump folks spend all their day - and night - getting fed these blatant lies...

So when Trump says "we have to march to the Capitol and fight like hell", they do just that - killing a police officer, and injuring 140 more...

These far-right propaganda outlets are doing just what Russia, China, Iran and ISIS want - to destroy our democracy...

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