CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday referred to as out Donald Trump’s criticism of mail-in voting as “corrupt,” reminding viewers the president himself has voted by mail.
Trump earlier within the day “continued to spread falsehood about voter fraud as a reason not to have wider vote-by-mail efforts in the general election,” mentioned Cooper, airing footage of Trump calling the method “horrible” and “a terrible thing.”
“He voted by mail in Florida,” Cooper mentioned.
“This is not a new talking point for the president,” Cooper continued. “He, of course, has repeatedly, from the earliest days of his administration, pushed false conspiracy theories about voter fraud. They’re not backed up by any reputable data.”
Trump has repeatedly falsely claimed that three million to five million folks voted illegally within the 2016 election. Studies present voter fraud is vanishingly uncommon.
“I know maybe nobody cares that he continues to lie, but we’re pointing it out,” mentioned Cooper. “He’s continuing to lie.”
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“This is not a new talking point for the President.” – CNN’s @AndersonCooper calls out President Trump’s hypocrisy over mail-in voting
He continued to oppose mail-in voting, dismissing it as “corrupt” regardless of having voted by mail himself within the Florida main election. pic.twitter.com/amIL9uMzsI
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) April 8, 2020