Trump bizarrely claims ‘everyone loved’ his leaked phone call to Georgia officials

Yasemin Craggs Mersinoglu
Tuesday 05 January 2021 13:44
news

President Donald Trump claimed “everyone loved” his leaked phone call demanding officials from Georgia “find” votes to overturn the election result at a rally in the state.

He was speaking at a campaign event for Republican incumbent senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler ahead of their run-off race against Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock.

But Trump used much of his speech to make unfounded allegations about the 2020 presidential election.

The president also called on vice president Mike Pence to help overturn the Electoral College result.

At one point in the rally, Trump turned to his phone call to Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, during which the president had told the Republican election chief he was taking “a big risk” in not pursuing his false claims and there was “nothing wrong with saying... you’ve recalculated.”

Referencing the recording released by the Washington Post, Trump said: “They talked about my phone call. They don’t like my phone call.

“Everyone loved my phone call.”

Twitter users mocked Trump’s latest claim on the platform.

Others suggested who may have enjoyed listening to the audio recording.

And one social media user even predicted Trump’s statement.

Throughout the call, Raffensperger and officials told the president his claims were based on a series of debunked conspiracy theories and Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia was fair and accurate.

Trending