Fox News quickly cut off its live tv coverage of President Trump’s comments at the southern border this Wednesday after he started discussing the fraud that happened during the 2020 election.
Despite their large promotion of the event, the network quickly returned to the studio after Trump said he had won the 2020 election.
“We did better in the presidential election than we got in 2016 and incredibly we lost,” the former president said.
“I just wish to thank the citizens of Texas because we won the election in a landslide. It was not at all close,” Trump said.
“We received 12 million votes more than the first time,” he said.
“We must get our elections fixed because we will have a runaway nation, you will have a third world nation here very soon because of our elections being a terrible mess,” Trump said.
Trumps audio was cut off by Fox News right after these comments, and the news outlet went back to coverage from its studio.
Raw Story got the Fox News news coverage and published it to YouTube.
Trump’s complete remarks were streamed on numerous other platforms, including Texas GOP Governor Greg Abbott’s Facebook page.
Abbott posted a video before Trump’s visit to the border announcing the meeting would be streamed through Facebook, despite President Trump’s removal from the website.
Securing the border is not just important to Texas—it is vital to America.
TOMORROW President Trump will join me and law enforcement officials for a border security briefing in Weslaco.
Watch on Facebook Live at 12 PM CT. pic.twitter.com/8S625nOqig
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 29, 2021
The Facebook livestream was seen as somewhat controversial, given that the social media giant banned Trump after the events of Jan. 6th.
Trump also put out an Op-Ed this Wednesday blaming President Biden for the “humanitarian catastrophe” he has triggered with his open border program.
“When I was in office, I delivered on my pledge to build a wall to protect our nation. All Biden had to do was keep it painted,” Trump said.
“Instead, we get the most extreme open borders agenda possible,” he added.
Author: Blake Ambrose