Amid remarks from former President Donald Trump at a police precinct building in New York City on Saturday, which was the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, Fox News cut away from what was going on and host Arthel Neville fact-checked the former commander-in-chief over his reiteration of the lie that last year’s election was “rigged.” The election was not “rigged,” no credible evidence has ever emerged suggesting that the election was rigged, and no court anywhere in the country has ever accepted the idea of a rigged election — but these facts have not stopped Trump in his crusade to convince observers that he was somehow robbed of his rightful victory.
Trump brought up the “rigged election” nonsense after someone on the scene asked him if he was planning to run for president again in 2024, replying as follows
‘That’s a tough question. Actually for me it’s an easy question. I mean I know what I’m going to do, but we’re not supposed to be talking about it yet, from the standpoint of campaign finance laws which frankly are ridiculous… I think you’re going to be happy, let me put it that way, okay? I think you’re going to be very happy. When I see what’s going on, we had the greatest economy in the world. We did things that nobody thought even possible. Everybody had the best jobs… We had everybody on hold. The Taliban was on hold… All of a sudden, we have a rigged election, and all of a sudden we flee Afghanistan.’
After these remarks, someone else spoke up with another question, and as that other person spoke, Neville cut in with the following:
‘[Trump] did not miss any opportunities to air grievances including claiming that the election was rigged, which it was not. It has been proven in court multiple times. It has been proven that the election was not rigged by elected election officials, but it started out on a good note. Former President [Trump] saying that he grew up with those firefighters [and police officers] because he is from New York and he thanked them for their service.’
Watch the Fox segment in question at this link. Showing the breadth of his incompetence, Trump also claimed while at the precinct building that he had received the endorsement of the “New York City police” during the 2020 election cycle, which is false, assuming that he meant the New York Police Department. In fact, what he received were the endorsements of a number of unions — but again, not the endorsement of the New York Police Department itself. Seriously, how is he so inept?