Top Trump adviser Peter Navarro appeared on television Friday to baselessly yet emphatically claim that the White House is proceeding under the "assumption of a second Trump term," and that President Trump "won the election," even though he has lost.
Remember: Major new organizations, including CNN, projected Biden will win the presidential election. President Trump has launched a series of legal challenges to the results, even though there has been no evidence of widespread voting fraud despite Trump's claims.
"We are moving forward here at the White House under the assumption that there will be a second Trump term," trade adviser Navarro lied on Fox Business Friday morning.
He continued to lie, saying:
"What we seek here is verifiable ballots, certifiable ballots, and an investigation into what are growing numbers of allegations of fraud under signed affidavits by witnesses and my own view looking at this election, we have what appears in some sense to be an immaculate deception. But if you look statistically at what happened, clearly the president won this election, was leading on election day. And then, after election day, somehow in these key battleground states, they got just enough votes to catch up to the President."
There is no evidence of widespread fraud. In fact, a group of national, state, and private election officials called the Nov. 3 election the "most secure" election in American history.
Yet, Navarro continued to lie.
"Our assumption is the second Trump term, we think he won that election, and any speculation about what Joe Biden might do I think his moot at this point,' he said.
Navarro declined to provide any proof when pressed on the legal argument.
After the Fox Business appearance, Navarro also declined to take questions from reporters that weren’t focused on the executive order aimed at China.
"Not my lane," he said when asked by CNN’s Joe Johns about vaccine deployment. As director of trade and manufacturing policy, it very much is his lane.
John King Reports: