CNN Explains Why They Won't Air Trump's 46-Minute 'Propaganda Video'

CNN's chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta described President Donald Trump's Wednesday speech alleging election fraud as a "propaganda video" and declined to broadcast any snippets of Trump's address.

Trump has repeatedly claimed that his projected loss to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden was illicitly obtained through widespread election fraud. Although Trump's legal team has attempted to overturn the election results in some states that Biden won, most lawsuits filed on behalf of Trump have been dismissed. Many critics have said that Trump's allegations have been presented without the proper corresponding evidence.

Acosta told the viewing audience that Trump's speech, which was posted on social media, was "essentially a propaganda video on Facebook repeating some of the same lies he and his team have told time and again about the election results."

"We are not showing you any excerpts because the allegations made by the president have been rejected in the courts as well as by state election officials from both parties, not to mention from his own attorney general," Acosta continued, noting that the video was recorded without the presence of the press.

CNN anchor Erin Burnett claimed she would not air any portions of Trump's speech on her program "because to do so would amplify things that are factually untrue, and the president knows to be factually untrue."

Newsweek reached out to the Trump re-election campaign for comment.

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President Donald Trump's Wednesday speech explaining his allegations of election fraud was posted on social media. Tasos Katopodis/Getty

During his 46-minute long speech, Trump reiterated his previous comments that the election was "rigged."

"We already have the proof," Trump said. "We already have the evidence and it's very clear. Many people in the media and even judges so far have refused to accept it. They know it's true, they know it's there. They know who won the election, but they refuse to say you're right."

Some of Trump's allegations were centered around machines from Dominion Voting Services, which he alleged were programmed to flip votes "with the turn of the dial or the change of a chip" from him to Biden. Trump also claimed that votes tabulated by Dominion's voting machines were counted in a different country.

Dominion has denied Trump's claims. A statement on the company website says that "servers that run Dominion software are located in local election offices, and data never leaves the control of local election officials." Dominion also stated that Trump's claims of vote switching were "completely false."

Despite Trump's refusal to concede, Biden has been preparing for his projected presidential term by putting together his cabinet and naming potential government agency heads.

"The election is over," Biden tweeted in November. "It's time to put aside the partisanship and the rhetoric designed to demonize one another. We have to come together."

The election is over.

It’s time to put aside the partisanship and the rhetoric designed to demonize one another.

We have to come together.

— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 24, 2020

According to the Associated Press, Biden won the election by 6,898,049 votes. While Trump received 47 percent of the popular vote, Biden garnered 51.3 percent. Biden's victory allotted him 306 electoral votes to Trump's 232 electoral votes. One must receive 270 electoral votes to be officially declared president by the Electoral College.