Referring to the conservative One America News Network (OANN), President Donald Trump claimed that President-elect Joe Biden had a low audience share in his Thanksgiving daily speech.
In his tweet on Friday, Trump joked about Biden’s online opinion about Wednesday’s speech and compared the alleged figure to the historically high votes he received on election day.
“Biden’s Thanksgiving daily title results in just 1,000 views on the Internet, which is a record low. Observers say a candidate with ‘80,000,000 ‘votes would get a lot more online viewers. The numbers don’t lie and don’t add up!” Trump tweeted.
The president tweeted the pro-Trump OANN, which appears to be the source of the number.
The clip, shared on social media, presents an OANN anchor that describes the title of Biden’s live broadcast as “only available to a thousand views online” in what was “another unfounded attempt to appear as the winner of the last election”.
However, Biden’s speech was broadcast live on all major networks and was broadcast live on dozens of sites. Major news sources like ABC News, CBS News, and USA Today had versions of Biden’s speech that watched tens of thousands by Friday.
CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter tweeted his Twitter contempt for the numbers quoted by Trump: “In another tweet, Stelter said, ‘Source?’ Random guy’s tweet. ” Newsweek contacted the White House and OANN for comments.
In his speech, Biden gave a conciliatory voice and called for an end to the “grim season of division” before a long winter in which the country will deal with the coronavirus.
He said COVID-19 “caused us pain, loss and disappointment” and “angered us, he faced each other. I know the country is tired of fighting, but we must remember that we are at war with the virus, not each other. “
Meanwhile, Trump was ridiculed on social media for the size of the desk from which he held a festive press conference. The hashtag #DiaperDon raised its head when social media users referred to the small desk from which they repeated their allegations of election fraud and clicked on a reporter.
During the press conference, Trump was asked if he would allow Biden the election if the Electoral College confirms his election victory. “It’s a very difficult thing to admit because we know there was a huge scam,” he said before calling a reporter who intervened in a “lightweight” and added, “Don’t talk to me like that.”