Jake Tapper
What a sad night for the United States of America to hear their president say that, to falsely accuse people of trying to steal the election, to try to attack democracy in that way with this feast of falsehoods. Lie after lie after lie. Pathetic. — Jake Tapper, CNN's Chief Washington Correspondent
ABC, CBS, and NBC cut away from Trump's White House address riddled with unfounded accusations about the 2020 election
  • On Thursday night, President Donald Trump spoke from the White House to make an unfounded accusation that the presidential election was being stolen from him and to rant about polling.
  • ABC, CBS, and NBC all cut away from the broadcast to interrupt the president and correct him.
  • CNN and Fox News aired the entire speech, but CNN's chyrons fact-checked Trump while he spoke, and anchors on both networks pushed back on the comments once he was done.
... Trump had tried to commandeer the nation's airwaves at a time when the evening newscasts are shown on the East Coast, after a day when the slow drip of vote counting revealed his leads in Pennsylvania and Georgia dwindling.

... Anchor Jake Tapper looked weary when it was over.

"What a sad night for the United States of America to hear their president say that, to falsely accuse people of trying to steal the election, to try to attack democracy in that way with this feast of falsehoods," he said. "Lie after lie after lie. Pathetic."