I went by way of the transcript of the “interview.” The traces it’s good to see are beneath.
1. “You’ve got leaders of nations that decision me, say, that is essentially the most messed-up election we’ve ever seen.”
Actually? Leaders of overseas nations are calling Trump and saying that the 2020 election is “essentially the most messed-up” one which they’ve seen? Who, you ask? Oh, Trump did not identify any names. And away we go!
2. “They’d glitches. You recognize what a glitch is. That is — a glitch is meant to be when a machine breaks down.”
3. “We had glitches the place they moved hundreds of votes from my account to Biden’s account. And these are glitches. So, they are not glitches. They’re theft. They’re fraud, absolute fraud.”
4. “I feel we caught 4 or 5 glitches of about 5,000 votes every, and completely different states. And, once more, they are not glitches.”
5. “And what occurred, when you watched the election, I used to be known as by the largest folks, saying, congratulations, political folks. Congratulations, sir. You simply gained the election. It was 10:00.”
The “largest folks” known as at 10 p.m. EST to congratulate Trump on successful a second time period? These “largest folks” should be unaware of how elections work.
6. “After which they did dumps. They name them dumps, massive, large dumps, in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and throughout.”
“Dumps” are rightly understood as areas with giant populations — largely in cities — reporting their votes.
7. “And so they did these large dumps of votes. And rapidly, I went from successful by rather a lot to dropping by just a little.”
Stick with me on this: In cities the place numerous folks stay and the place Trump will not be widespread, he misplaced by giant margins. These giant margins for Biden helped offset Trump’s wins in rural, much less populated areas in these swing states. Which is how elections, um, work.
8. “I stated, properly, I hear unhealthy issues in regards to the machines. I hear unhealthy issues about corruption.”
[nods head knowingly … looks around to see if anyone else is nodding]
9. “However even worse, lifeless folks have been making use of to get a poll. They have been making utility to get ballots, many. And, , we’re not speaking about 10 folks. We’re speaking — there are quite a lot of lifeless folks that so-called voted on this election.”
10. “And the way the FBI and Division of Justice — I do not know. Possibly they’re concerned. However how persons are allowed to get away from these things — with these things is unbelievable.”
OK, wait. So, the FBI and the Division of Justice — run by Trump loyalist Invoice Barr — could be in on this plot to steal the election from Trump? This factor goes deeper than any of us thought!
11. “I imply, you are doing one thing. You are really very courageous, since you’re doing one thing.”
“Courageous” will not be the phrase I might have chosen for Bartiromo’s function on this interview …
12. “That is the best fraud within the historical past of our nation, from an electoral standpoint. And I assume you might construct it up greater than an electoral stand — what’s greater from an electoral standpoint? What is larger than this?”
Even in the case of false claims of fraud, Trump needs to be No. 1.
13. “Joe Biden didn’t get 80 million votes. Now, we have been — we have been planning — we — I obtained 63 million votes 4 years in the past and gained fairly handily within the Electoral Faculty, gained fairly handily. We did very properly. I obtained 63.”
14. “I am telling you, at 10:00, all people thought it was over.”
[narrator voice] They did not.
15. “We try. We have now a lot proof.”
16. “You recognize, the ballot watchers — and that is true with the entire states, nearly, that you simply’re speaking about, I feel all of them. They weren’t allowed to have ballot watchers.”
17. “And from what all people is saying, and from what — I do not suppose we even should show this.”
“I do not suppose we even should show this” — the President of the US, claiming widespread voter fraud and a rigged election.
18. “They are saying that I used to be doing so a lot better than they thought that they panicked, and so they began simply doing poll after poll in a short time and simply checking the Biden identify on prime. They did not have time.”
19. “I want to file one good, massive, stunning lawsuit, speaking about this and plenty of different issues, with great proof.”
“Huge, Stunning Lawsuit” was the identify of my highschool band. We have been extraordinarily litigious.
20. “And so they had electoral officers making offers, like this character in Georgia, who’s a catastrophe. And the governor’s carried out nothing. He is carried out completely nothing. I am ashamed that I endorsed him.”
Wherein Trump assaults the Republican secretary of state and Republican governor of Georgia as a result of, uh, they will not say he really carried the state? Or one thing? Additionally, here is Trump on Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp two weeks earlier than the November election: “Brian Kemp, and he is a very sensible man, a very good man and I endorse him and he went on to win and his fantastic spouse, Marty, is even higher than him.” So, yeah.
21. “Joe Biden didn’t get 16 million extra votes than Barack Hussein Obama. He did not get it.”
Trump’s proof for this declare? Are you new right here? None! Additionally, the not-even-a-dog-whistle of “Hussein” thrown in for good measure!
22. “There are such a lot of various things.”
23. “They watch the votes being counted. It is so necessary. It’s, like, an important. In any other case, folks will cheat, sadly.”
That is the President of the US. Talking about ballot watching. Which is “like, an important.”
24. “Everybody is aware of that the ballot watchers have been thrown out of buildings.”
25. “When they’re voting for lifeless folks, and when lifeless persons are signing functions, that means they are not, that means any person else is fraudulently signing, I imply, within the identify of a lifeless particular person, properly, that tells you a large number.”
26. “Properly, how come there are millions of lifeless folks voting?”
[narrator voice] There weren’t.
27. “Lacking in motion. Cannot inform you the place they’re. I ask, are they it? Everybody says, sure, they’re it.”
That is Trump on his personal Division of Justice. Which has, largely, carried out his bidding since Barr was appointed as legal professional normal. In fact, nothing is ever sufficient for Trump. Ever.
28. “And what occurred to Durham? The place’s Durham?”
29.” And I do know FBI.”
“I do know FBI.” — the President of the US.
30. “You’d suppose, when you’re within the FBI or Division of Justice, that is — that is the largest factor you might be . The place are they? I’ve not seen something. I imply, I simply — they simply preserve transferring alongside, and so they go on to the subsequent president.”
Once more, Invoice Barr, the top of the Division of Justice, was appointed by Donald Trump.
31. “However many ballots — many ballots with the identify Trump on have been thrown out. You’ve got learn that. They discovered ballots in a river with the identify Trump on from the army. They have been signed. And so they have been floating in a river.”
32. “It was a Russia, Russia hoax. It was simply pure hoax. It was a pure hoax and a really — a really unhappy factor for the nation.”
33. “If I wasn’t right here, Antifa could be operating this nation proper now. They’d be operating the nation.”
34. “And if I am not right here — I am form of your wall. You recognize, we’re finishing the wall, like I stated I might. Everybody stated, you’ll by no means be capable to do it.”
So, the wall was Trump all alongside? This was all an enormous metaphor? World rocked.
35. “We might have an important case. We do have an important case. We have now the best case ever.”
“The best case ever.”
36. “I got here up with vaccines that folks did not suppose we might have for 5 years. And we’ve them.”
Trump got here up with the Covid-19 vaccines? I had not heard that!
37. “We’re doing higher than the remainder of the world. We’re doing higher.”
38. “However really, I watched — I watched a number of of the reveals final evening. I obtained to see a few them.”
39. “Sean Hannity, he is aware of. He will get it. He will get it.”
40. “In different phrases, my thoughts is not going to change in six months. There was great dishonest right here.”
In different different phrases: He is by no means conceding. This appears like a great place to finish.