President Trump makes a statement on Election Night. 

You probably saw that Trump tweeted right after Biden spoke; says statement planned; we’re waiting on pool-call.
 
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election. We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href=”https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1323864823680126977?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>November 4, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>
 
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>I will be making a statement tonight. A big WIN!</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href=”https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1323864021167198209?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>November 4, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

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Fox News playing results as we await POTUS.
Guests enjoying wine and cheering as they mill about East Room; guess is 150 people maybe; men in suits, ladies in dresses; president expected within minutes. People react angrily to TV suggesting Biden can win Georgia.
“What?!” a woman yells.

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This is live on TV, focusing on color and room.
Trump’s children entered first to cheers of the USA. 
Loud hoots and cheers from the crowd as Trump enters. 
Voice is raspy.

Trump says millions voted for him but others are trying to “disenfranchise” them.
“We won’t stand for it“

Some guests wearing red MAGA hats.

Spotted Kellyanne Conway, Ronna McDaniel, Matt Schlapp, and Corey Lewandowski here.
“We love Trump” chant broke out among some before the president’s arrival.
People tended to react to Fox’s deliberation on possible legal.

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Trump says it is clear they won Georgia
“They can’t catch us”

Says the same about NC

Arizona
“We have a lot of life in that”
The crowd gives vocal assent in saying the call from the network was early.

Trump: “We’re winning Pennsylvania by a tremendous amount”.
Huge cheers and supporter waves red MAGA hat.
Trump” “we’re coming into good Pennsylvania areas where they happen to like your president”

“We don’t need all of them,” says of states

“We had such a big night”

Crowd cheers comments on margins

“They knew they couldn’t win and so they said let’s go to court”
Said he predicted that happening.

“This is a fraud on the American public”

Big cheers for “frankly we did live this election”

Pledges Supreme Court battle.

“To me, this is a very sad moment”

Intros Pence to cheers.

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Pence says they will “remain vigilant” and on road to victory

Finished after 10 min.

Trump points to supporters as he leaves the stage.

Guests file out slowly, leaving empty East Room except for press.

Spotted Azar wearing a mask.

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