Wednesday morning Fox host Chris Wallace blamed Trump for falsely claiming he had won the 2020 Presidential election and ‘throwing a match on an extremely flammable situation.’
With a number of States still counting ballots, the election is still too early to call.
Trump also told his supporters that the Democrats were trying to ‘rig the election’ and that he would demand the Supreme Court stop counting votes.
Even staunch Republican Rick Santorum was shocked by the President’s claims:
‘I was very distressed by what I heard the president say,’ he said early Wednesday morning.
Conservative media personalities Ben Shapiro and National Review editor Rich Lowry also hit out at Trump, with Lowry calling the comments ‘bonkers.’
Other hosts and reporters weighed in:
ABC Correspondent Terry Moran accused the President of flouting the democratic process, stating: ‘This isn’t law, this isn’t politics, this is theater. And let’s be blunt: it’s the theater of authoritarianism.’
Host Savannah Guthrie told viewers: ‘We’re listening to the President speaking at the White House, but we’ve got to dip in here because there have been several statements that are just frankly not true.’
Elsewhere, CBS host Norah O’Donnell claimed that Trump was ‘castrating the facts of the election results’, while CNN’s Jake Tapper claimed that ‘almost everything President Trump said was not true ‘.