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Trump claims 'THE BIG LIE!' is 2020 election -- not his false claims it was stolen

Dave Goldiner, New York Daily News on

Published in Political News

Let it go, sir. Let it go.

Former President Donald Trump on Monday claimed the real “BIG LIE” is the results of the 2020 presidential election, not his own false claims that he actually beat President Joe Biden.

“The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE!” Trump said in an email message to supporters.

Trump is trying to flip the script on Democrats and #NeverTrump conservatives, who have branded his efforts to discredit the election results as “the big lie” designed to undermine popular trust in American elections.

Elections experts and voting officials from both parties say the 2020 election was the most free, fair and secure in U.S. history, with a record-shattering turnout.

Dozens of judges rejected lawsuits filed by Trump’s legal team alleging conspiracy theories about rigged voting machines and stuffed ballot boxes in battleground states like Arizona, Pennsylvania and Georgia.

 

Republicans, even some who broke with him over his insistence that the election was stolen, are nevertheless using Trump’s unfounded claims to justify new restrictions on voting.

Trump’s behavior led to his second impeachment, but the Senate — controlled by the GOP at the time — did not convict him.

He was also banned from Twitter and Facebook, limiting his ability to reach his loyal base of tens of millions.

A Facebook committee is reviewing the social media network’s ban of Trump and will announce its findings Wednesday. Twitter says the ban is for life.

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