Phone call leaked by Washington Post backfires on the partisan newspaper.
On Sunday, the Washington Post (WaPo) leaked a conversation between President Donald J. Trump and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Ryan Germany, and Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs.
WaPo edited the conversation to make it appear as though the President were maliciously demanding votes from Republican leaders.
An analysis of the transcript proves this to not be the case.
In fact, what is shown is that President Trump is calling for full election transparency, including audits and public access.
"We just want the truth," the President says repeatedly in the conversation, adding "It's simple." "And everyone’s going to look very good if the truth comes out. It’s okay. It takes a little while, but let the truth come out. And the real truth is, I won by 400,000 votes. At least. That’s the real truth. But we don’t need 400,000 votes. We need less than 2,000 votes."
In reality, the conversation shows Trump citing multiple details about election fraud during the 2020 presidential election:
“We have at least 2 or 3 — anywhere from 250 to 300,000 ballots were dropped mysteriously into the rolls. Much of that had to do with Fulton County, which hasn’t been checked. We think that if you check the signatures — a real check of the signatures going back in Fulton County — you’ll find at least a couple of hundred thousand of forged signatures of people who have been forged," said the President.
Continuing: “We had, I believe it’s about 4,502 voters who voted but who weren’t on the voter registration list, so it’s 4,502 who voted, but they weren’t on the voter registration roll, which they had to be. You had 18,325 vacant address voters. The address was vacant, and they’re not allowed to be counted. That’s 18,325.”
“You had out-of-state voters. They voted in Georgia, but they were from out of state, of 4,925. You had absentee ballots sent to vacant, they were absentee ballots sent to vacant addresses. They had nothing on them about addresses, that’s 2,326," added President Trump.
As Raheem Kassam, editor-in-chief of The National Pulse points out, "the pushback from Raffensberger’s team wasn’t even particularly punchy, which is presumably why they leaked the call instead of pressing ahead with the details discussed and requested."
"Anyone who actually listens to the call will hear President Trump being detailed and forthright. Understandably frustrated, Trump of course employs some of his characteristic New York businessman bluster. But more importantly: he speaks in a manner of someone who wants openness and transparency. And the other side simply does not," Kassam added.
WaPo framed Trump's words to make it seem like the President was asking Raffensperger for 11,000 votes, when in reality he was explaining the small margin by which it appears he lost to Biden in the Georgia election and establishing that the investigation has already found "far more than that as it stands now."
Business Standard reports that Washington Post received millions of dollars from the CCP (Chinese Communist Party), which would explain motivation for WaPo to frame Trump's conversation the way it did. Trump aggressively pushes back against China while Joe Biden and family have compromising business dealings with the CCP.
You can read the entire conversation transcript and listen to the entire call here.