Many of his comments were so completely untethered to reality — so laughably absurd and so thoroughly debunked — that we don’t think it’s worth spending time delving into the details at this point.
To give you a flavor of the inaccuracy, though, here are fact checks of seven of the things Trump said.
Trump said, “Over the past few weeks, we’ve demonstrated that we won the election in a landslide.” He also said, “And we won not by a little bit. We won in numbers like nobody’s seen before.”
Trump said, “Hundreds of thousands of votes are missing.”
Facts First: This is, again, just not true at all. Two months after Election Day, Trump and his allies have produced no good evidence that there is any significant number of “missing” votes.
Trump said, “In Pennsylvania, there were 205,000 more ballots cast than there were voters. How do you get around that one — which remains completely unexplained. You have great senators and representatives there and nobody can explain it.”
Ballots and a river
Trump said, “I hated it, Kelly, when we got ballots in from the military, with Trump all over it, and they got thrown into a river. You saw that: they threw ballots into a river from the military, with my name…”
Facts First: Nope. There is no indication that any ballots were thrown into any river.
Georgia and the voting age
Trump said, “Sixty-six thousand votes in Georgia were cast by people under the legal voting age.”
Facts First: Georgia elections officials say the actual number is zero.
Trump said, “We won Florida and Ohio in record numbers. We won Iowa by 8.2%. Nobody’s ever won those three states and lost. Never happened before. It’s almost impossible.”
Trump said, “Seven states — you know, I was winning by a lot, and then all of a sudden I was losing by a little, tiny bit, just a little. They can only go so far. They had no idea we were going to do the kind of numbers. So that printing press was really moving.”
He noted that had initially led by “700,000 votes in Pennsylvania.” He continued: “It was over. I should have run up to the podium and said, ‘Thank you very much for this wonderful victory.’ Then maybe they wouldn’t have had time to close those booths, right, the counting rooms, and do what they did. But then it all started to disappear.”
Facts First: There is no basis for the suggestion that Trump opponents printed fake ballots to add to the vote count or otherwise executed a massive fraud during the counting process. There is a simple explanation for Trump’s big early leads in some states he ended up losing, including Pennsylvania: he led because many mail-in ballots had not yet been counted.