News organizations rebuke Trump on election results claim
November 4, 2020
In a stunning scene in the middle of the night, news organizations rebuked President Donald Trump after he falsely said on live television that he had won reelection even as votes were still being counted.
With reporters and supporters gathered at the White House at 2:20 a.m. Eastern, the president said it was "a major fraud on our nation" that he hadn't been declared the winner. "As far as I'm concerned, we already have won this," he said.
The words were barely out of his mouth before television anchors rushed to refute him.
CBS News' Norah O'Donnell said Trump was "castrating the facts" b...