Trump Mocks Media for Reporting Arizona Audit Findings Before Release, Then Does the EXACT SAME THING

Donald Trump Angry for Arizona Audit Reports

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Nobody is more eager to read the findings of the Arizona electoral audit it seems than former President Donald Trump. And in a statement released Friday morning, he ridiculed “fake news media” for reporting overnight on leaked findings that reportedly confirm him as a loser in that crucial swing state.

But in a classic tactic of “do as I say and not as I do,” Trump criticized reports of “trying to ‘call it’ for Biden before actually looking at the facts” then did the very say thing by claiming the audit has “uncovered significant and undeniable evidence of FRAUD!” It’s almost like he’s just making stuff up that’s not rooted in reality?

Trump wrote via an email sent from his Save America PAC:

Huge findings in Arizona! However, the Fake News Media is already trying to “call it” again for Biden before actually looking at the facts—just like they did in November! The audit has uncovered significant and undeniable evidence of FRAUD! Until we know how and why this happened, our Elections will never be secure. This is a major criminal event and should be investigated by the Attorney General immediately. The Senate’s final report will be released today at 4:00PM ET. I have heard it is far different than that being reported by the Fake News Media.

Late Thursday night Trump sent a similar missive that touted the “highly respected” auditors, apparently unaware that the results had leaked the night before.  It is possible that the report includes information that Trump will use to support his baseless claims on election fraud, though the results have twice been verified by Arizona authorities.

UPDATE: Trump did not say enough in his previous message as he sent the following note shortly after:

The Fake News is lying about the Arizona audit report! The leaked report conclusively shows there were enough fraudulent votes, mystery votes, and fake votes to change the outcome of the election 4 or 5 times over. The number includes 23,344 mail-in ballots, despite the person no longer living at that address. Phantom voters! The official canvass does not even match who voted, off by 11,592—more than the entire Presidential Election margin. Voters who voted in multiple counties totaled 10,342, and 2,382 ballots came from people who no longer lived in Maricopa County. There were also 2,592 “more duplicate ballots than original ballots.” Just those fraudulent ballots alone total 50,252, and is fraud many more times than the so-called margin of “victory,” which was only 10,457. In addition, election data appears to have been intentionally deleted, and ballot images were “corrupt or missing.” This is not even the whole state of Arizona, but only Maricopa County. It would only get worse!

There is fraud and cheating in Arizona and it must be criminally investigated! More is coming out in the hearing today.

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