Trump earlier in the day “continued to spread falsehood about voter fraud as a reason not to have wider vote-by-mail efforts in the general election,” said Cooper, airing footage of Trump calling the process “horrible” and “a terrible thing.”
“He voted by mail in Florida,” Cooper said.
“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 3 million to 5 million people voted illegally in the 2016 election. Studies show voter fraud is vanishingly rare.
“I know maybe nobody cares that he continues to lie, but we’re pointing it out,” said Cooper. “He’s continuing to lie.”
Check out the segment here:
"This is not a new talking point for the President." - CNN's @AndersonCooper calls out President Trump's hypocrisy over mail-in voting— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) April 8, 2020
He continued to oppose mail-in voting, dismissing it as "corrupt" despite having voted by mail himself in the Florida primary election. pic.twitter.com/amIL9uMzsI
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