Fox News cuts off Trump spokeswoman after one minute

Brianne Tolj
·3-min read

Fox News has cut away from a press conference with White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany after she took aim at the Democratic Party over alleged voter fraud - despite having no evidence.

As Ms McEnany did not cite any proof to back up her claims, the conservative TV channel’s host Neil Cavuto interrupted the broadcast on Monday night (local time) after one minute, saying he could not in good conscience let it air.

Ms McEnany began her speech by claiming the Democrats “oppose verifying signatures, citizenship, residency, eligibility” when it comes to voting.

President Donald Trump and his party made allegations of fraud prior to Election Day and have continued their claims since President-elect Joe Biden ousted the incumbent on Saturday (local time).

Kayleigh McEnany (left) gives a press conference. Neil Cavuto (right) responds.
Fox News host Neil Cavuto put a sudden end to the station's broadcast of Ms McEnany's press conference. Source: Fox News

The President is refusing to concede and has demanded states recount the ballots while threatening legal action.

"You take these positions because you are welcoming fraud and you are welcoming illegal voting. Our position is clear. We want to protect the franchise of the American people. We want an honest, accurate, lawful count,” Ms McEnany said.

"We want every legal vote to be counted, and we want every illegal vote to be discarded - ” she continued before Mr Cavuto suddenly cut the audio.

"Whoa, whoa, whoa," he said.

"I just think we have to be very clear – she's charging the other side as welcoming fraud and illegal voting, unless she has more details to back that up, I can't in good conscience continue showing you this.”

The Fox News host them took a deep inhale before gently shaking his head.

Trump, who has not been seen outside of the White House in days, posted dozens of Tweets on Monday (local time), again making baseless claims there was a “cesspool of fake votes” and widespread “unthinkable and illegal” activity in the vote.

“...The worst polling ever, and then they’ll be back in four years to do it again. This is much more then voter and campaign finance suppression!” he Tweeted, misspelling ‘than’.

Social media users were abuzz after Fox News cut from the press conference, saying even the conservative channel couldn’t “stomach it”.

“You know it’s bad when even Fox News has to cut away from your press conference cause of the blatant amount of lies,” one man wrote.

“Even Fox News is not backing you up right now, so you'll have to find another media who spreads your propaganda,” a woman said, tagging Trump.

“You know you’re delusional when even Fox News is tired of your bulls**t,” another man said.

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