Fox News host Chris Wallace was quick to blast President Donald Trump for claiming that he won the election prematurely in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Chris Wallace Attacks Trump
Wallace described the state of the presidential race as an “extremely flammable situation,” adding that “the president just threw a match on it,” according to The Hill.
The Fox News host was referring to comments that Trump made at around 2:30 am from the White House, where he claimed to have won despite the fact that millions of votes had yet to be counted.
“We were getting ready to win this election, frankly we did win this election,” Trump said. “This is a very big moment. This is a major fraud on our nation.”
Wallace, who is no fan of Trump’s, dismissed the president’s claims.
“He hasn’t won these states, nobody is saying he won these states,” he said. “The states hasn’t said he’s won.”
Wallace Doubles Down
The host also took issue with Trump saying, “We want the law to be used in a proper manner, so we’ll be going to the U.S. Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop.”
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“Voting to stop, yes, but vote counting?” Wallace said, according to Yahoo News. “You know, these states, by state law, all have the opportunity, and states routinely are unable to count votes by election night or early into the morning of the day after the election, and it goes on for days.”
In the end, Wallace is convinced that Trump will fail in his efforts in court when it comes to votes.
“I don’t know if he literally meant that he’s gonna try to stop the counting of the vote, but I would think that would be extremely inflammatory, and frankly, I don’t think it’s something the courts will allow,” Wallace said.
This comes weeks after Wallace was widely panned by both sides for his performance moderating the first presidential debate between Trump and Joe Biden.
This piece was written by James Samson on November 4, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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