Networks cut away from President Trump’s White House address

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump delivers remarks to employees of the Department of Homeland...
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump delivers remarks to employees of the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C. Jan. 25, 2017. President Trump praised the new Secretary of DHS, Gen. John Kelly saying: “Secretary Kelly will deliver for the American people,”. Official DHS photo by Jetta Disco.(U.S. Department of Homeland Security | Flickr)
Updated: Nov. 5, 2020 at 10:42 PM EST
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NEW YORK (AP) — ABC, CBS and NBC all cut away from President Donald Trump’s White House address Thursday, where he was stating that the election was being stolen from him.

Network anchors said they needed to correct falsehoods being disseminated by the president.

Pres. Trump was criticized by television anchors previously following his middle-of-the-night speech after Election Day, but they didn’t cut away from him at that time.

CNN and Fox News stuck with the president Thursday until the end. However, CNN’s Jake Tapper called it “pathetic,” and Anderson Cooper said Trump was “like an obese turtle on his back, flailing in the hot sun realizing his time was over.”

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