Fox News Savagely Cuts Away From Kayleigh McEnany's Election Press Conference and People Are Applauding
After his failed campaign for reelection to the presidency, President Donald Trump is still refusing to concede defeat to President-elect Joe Biden, with Trump and his campaign baselessly claiming widespread voter fraud on a scale large enough to tip the election to Biden.
The Trump campaign's months-long effort to undermine faith in the democratic process has only grown more unhinged since news outlets projected a Biden victory on Saturday.
On Monday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany violated the Hatch Act yet again to speak at a press conference on behalf of the Trump campaign. McEnany continued to claim widespread irregularities in ballots across the nation without elaborating on the evidence they claimed to have.
McEnany went on to say that Democrats were hell-bent on undermining the election, saying:
"[Democrats] take these positions because you are welcoming fraud and you are welcoming illegal voting."
There is no evidence that widespread voter fraud exists and Trump's own commission to study it reached the same conclusion.
For this reason, even the conservative Fox News network cut away from McEnany's presser, with host Neil Cavuto saying he couldn't let McEnany make these claims without evidence.
They finally did it. Fox News cuts off Kayleigh McEnany for lying.pic.twitter.com/eM0j0au0WL
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) November 9, 2020
"Whoa, whoa whoa, I just think we have to be very clear, she's charging the other side as welcoming fraud and welcoming illegal voting. Unless she has more details to back that up, I can't in good [conscience] continue showing you this."
People were pleasantly surprised to see Fox News, which has repeatedly set the stage for the perpetuation of the President's lies, cut away from the presser.
Well I guess better late than never ..... https://t.co/I7wcJHwMDM
— Gail Kim-Irvine (@gailkimITSME) November 9, 2020
Well all right for @FoxNews for doing the right thing! #TrumpConcede https://t.co/JPCkrqQYpJ
— Sister Roma (@SisterRoma) November 9, 2020
Never thought I would live to see a bit of integrity on FoxNews https://t.co/zbQOBWDd4s
— supjackjack 🐳 (@supjackjack) November 9, 2020
Wow thanks fox about time ! @FoxNews https://t.co/CdTL9WNQvV
— kristel 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊 (@kristelshadenuf) November 9, 2020
Others thought Fox's interjection was too little, too late.
What are the odds that Tucker/Hannity/Ingram don't repeat these lies essentially verbatim in a few hours? Approaching zero? There's a good chance they will even complain about Fox cutting away from them in the first place. https://t.co/slk01OdGD6
— Ben Dreyfuss (@bendreyfuss) November 9, 2020
now that the moving sign is on the front yard everybody wants to scramble and pretend that they didn't help create this monster https://t.co/yQp5e6gIV0
— jessa (@directedbyrian) November 9, 2020
Seems more like they've seen which way the wind is blowing & so they've changed tact to keep them popular. 🤷🏻♂️ https://t.co/3GRD2ihLtm
— •𝚄𝚝𝚘𝚙𝚒𝚊:𝙺𝚞𝚗• (@UtopiaKun) November 9, 2020
Despite the Trump camp's complaints, President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are expected to take the oath of office on January 20.