Fox News anchor Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceChris Wallace pushes back on Fox reporter’s claim that Trump is winning despite losing Chris Wallace on Trump: I’m not sure you’ll ever see him concede Ivana Trump: Ex-husband is ‘not a good loser’ MORE while on the air Friday shut down a claim that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: New York won’t receive COVID-19 vaccine immediately Biden considering Yellen as possible Treasury secretary: report Trump puts Giuliani in charge of election lawsuits: report MORE was “winning even as he is losing.”
During a conversation with Wallace, fellow reporter John Roberts said, “The president does seem in a way, though, Chris, to be winning even as he is losing in the current vote count because for his die-hard fans, he is trying to make the case that he didn’t really lose the election, that it was taken from him.”
He then prompted Wallace for his take on the situation, asking, “Is that an argument that he can credibly make?”
Fox’s John Roberts: “The president does seem though in a way, Chris to be winning even as he is losing in the current vote count” pic.twitter.com/i6KCg6BCLj
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Wallace quickly dismissed the question, noting that the magnitude of the alleged fraud is too large to seem legitimate.
“Well, not in terms of the numbers at least so far,” Wallace replied. “Unless we see something from these lawsuits that we haven’t seen so far, which is serious fraud and fraud of a dimension that it would actually overturn the results.”
He stated that unlike in 2000, when the race in Florida came down to 500 votes, the races in the states in question in 2020 resulted in a difference of 40,000 to 50,000 votes.
“So unless we see fraud of that dimension, I don’t know that he can credibly say that the election has been taken from him,” Wallace said.
But despite those facts, Wallace said he assumes the president will continue to fight the outcome.
“As we know, Donald Trump got more votes than any person in history running for president this year except for Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump: New York won’t receive COVID-19 vaccine immediately Biden considering Yellen as possible Treasury secretary: report Obama hits Trump for refusing to concede, says there’s ‘no legal basis’ for challenges MORE,” he said.
Fox was one of the major outlets that called the presidential race for Biden.
Trump on Friday spoke for the first time since Biden was announced president-elect but made no mention of the election outcome or his various lawsuits alleging electoral fraud.