Fox News Host Interrupts Trump Speech with Sharp Message

Fox News takes an unexpected turn during Trump's speech

by Zain ul Abedin
Fox News Host Interrupts Trump Speech with Sharp Message
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In a notable departure from his network's usual programming, Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto interrupted the live broadcast of Donald Trump's speech at the U.S. southern border to issue a pointed reminder to viewers: despite the former president's claims, he did not win the 2020 election against Joe Biden.

During his address in Eagle Pass, Texas, Trump reflected on his administration's achievements and discussed the 2020 election results. "We were doing a great job, and that's where it stood. Then we had an election in which we ended up receiving many millions of more votes than before...

We did much better in 2020 than we ever even thought about doing in 2016," Trump stated, hinting at his unfounded allegations of electoral fraud. He continued, suggesting that "very bad things happened," which, in his view, dramatically altered the political landscape in Texas and beyond.

Cavuto Corrects Record

Cavuto, known for his willingness to critique Trump and other Republicans - a stance that sets him apart from many of his Fox News colleagues - swiftly intervened. "We're continuing to monitor this," Cavuto interjected.

He then clarified Trump's misleading assertions about the election. "Just one slight thing I wanted to add: when you hear Donald Trump talk about the 2020 election and how he received millions more votes - indeed, he did secure millions more votes," Cavuto conceded.

However, he firmly added, "He still lost that election. That is not in doubt anymore. That's not being debated anymore." Trump, who garnered 74.2 million votes in the 2020 election, indeed increased his vote count from the 62.9 million votes he received in 2016.

Despite this increase, he lost both the popular and electoral college votes to Joe Biden, who received a historic 81.2 million votes. The intervention by Cavuto serves as a rare on-air fact-check by Fox News, highlighting the network's complex relationship with the former president.

Biden, who also visited the border on the same day, has not publicly commented on Trump's speech or Cavuto's remarks.