Wall Street Journal Runs Trump Letter Pushing Election Lie
Former President Donald Trump was given space in The Wall Street Journal Wednesday to continue pushing his baseless claims of a rigged election.
The Journal editorial board was critical of the Pennsylvania state Supreme Court over the 2020 election, but it had the temerity to state the fact that Joe Biden won Pennsylvania, so naturally, Trump was angry.
The former president sent them a letter to the editor to complain, and they actually ran the letter where he continues falsely insisting — at length — the election in Pennsylvania was stolen from him.
In your editorial “The Election for Pennsylvania’s High Court” (Oct. 25), you state the fact that a court wrongly said mail-in ballots could be counted after Election Day. “This didn’t matter,” you add, “because Mr. Biden won the state by 80,555, but the country is lucky the election wasn’t closer. If the election had hung on a few thousand Pennsylvanians, the next President might have been picked by the U.S. Supreme Court.”
Well actually, the election was rigged, which you, unfortunately, still haven’t figured out.
Almost a full year after the 2020 election, Trump has continued to make false assertions and push conspiracies about it supposedly being stolen from him.
His letter to the Journal called for another audit in Pennsylvania and claimed, “80,555 ballots are nothing when there is this much corruption or voter irregularities.”
Pennsylvania was one of the states Trump tried to contest the results in, perhaps best exemplified by Rudy Giuliani’s wild Four Seasons Total Landscaping press conference.
The Journal was criticized for giving Trump the platform to continue pushing falsehoods.
WSJ editorial page gives Trump platform to promote nonsense about the 2020 election results.https://t.co/fiCPTIxS6B
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) October 27, 2021
In a new low for the @WSJ Opinion section, today they printed a litany of election falsehoods from former President Trump – without even a single mention of the fact that their own editorial side has thoroughly debunked these claims. https://t.co/JxA0BUce1k
— Jordan Fischer (@JordanOnRecord) October 27, 2021
[Seriously, though, from what I can see even of the two first grafs, it is wildly irresponsible for the WSJ to publish this.]
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) October 27, 2021
How can the @WSJ justify publishing a letter to the editor from the former President in which he lists a string of faulty & misleading data points & claims: “Well actually, the election was rigged, which you, unfortunately, still haven’t figured out.”
(I’m not going to post link)
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) October 27, 2021
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) October 27, 2021
this is full of absolute lies – from the first bullet point down https://t.co/AlxPRXhjGX
— Jonathan Tamari (@JonathanTamari) October 27, 2021
The WSJ publishes a garbage oped from Trump spewing election lies but calls it a “Letter to the Editor” to avoid taking responsibility. Btw, WSJ LTEs are normally capped, I believe, at 200 words. Take responsibility WSJ!!! https://t.co/dscarqzpmQ
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) October 27, 2021
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