President Trump shared a video on social media Wednesday afternoon, as he addressed the American people in a speech from the White House.
“This may be the most important speech I’ve ever made,” the president begins, saying he wants to provide an update on the ongoing efforts to expose the voter fraud and irregularities which took place “during the ridiculously long Nov. 3 election.”
President Trump said the American election system is now under “coordinated assault and siege,” and emphasized that he is not just fighting for the 74 million Americans who voted for him, but is fighting to make sure Americans can have faith in this election and all future elections.
“For months leading up to the presidential election, we were warned that we should not declare a premature victory. We were told repeatedly that it would take weeks, if not months, to determine the winner, to count the absentee ballots and verify the results,” Trump said.
“My opponent was told, ‘don’t campaign, we don’t need you, we’ve got it, this election is done.’ In fact, they were acting like they already knew what the outcome was going to be. They had it covered. And perhaps they did,” he continued.
Trump blasted the Democrat Party for mailing out “tens of millions” of ballots, with virtually no safeguards of any kind, “which allowed fraud and abuse to occur on a sale never seen before.”
Using the coronavirus pandemic as a pretext, Democrat politicians and judges drastically changed election procedures just weeks before the election, Trump said.
Condemning the Dominion Voting System machines, the president said U.S. elections need to return to all paper ballots. “We must never again have an election in which there is not a reliable and transparent system to verify the eligibility, identity and residency of every single person who casts a ballot,” he said.
Trump said many people have told him that “the single greatest achievement in your presidency will be exactly what you’re doing right now – voter integrity for our nation.”
“If we don’t root out the fraud that’s taking place in our 2020 election, we won’t have a country anymore,” Trump said, vowing to “restore honesty and integrity to our elections,” and to “restore trust in our system of government.”
President Trump posted the first two minutes of the video on Twitter, then shared the full video to both his Facebook account and YouTube channel. See the two-minute clip below.
Statement by Donald J. Trump, The President of the United States
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2020
Below is the full speech: