Trump: Giuliani’s Legal Efforts Will Be His ‘Crowning Achievement’
'You’re saving our country,' the president told 'patriot' lawyer
President Donald Trump praised former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday, calling his work on legal challenges “his crowning achievement.”
Trump spoke via speakerphone held to the mic by campaign legal counsel Jenna Ellis.
“This is going to be your crowning achievement,” he said.
“You’re saving our country.”
The president made his remarks after Giuliani presented 12 witnesses alleging multiple forms of potential fraud.
Trump said the testimony and affidavits collected by the campaign’s legal team proved “this is an election we won easily, and we won it by a lot.”
“What happened here, this is not the United States of America,” he continued.
“We got 74 million votes, and if you would have said 74 million votes the day before the election, every professional would have said there’s no way.”
The President also noted he “got 11 million votes more than we had 4 years before in 2016, and we got many votes more than Ronald Reagan had when he won 49 states.”
“They cheated, it was a fraudulent election,” he closed.
“This is a very important moment in the history of our country.”
“We have to turn the election over because there’s no doubt,” Trump said.
“We have all the evidence, we have all the affidavits, we have everything, all we need is to have some judge listen to it properly without having a political opinion or having another kind of a problem.”
Trump canceled his trip to Gettysburg to attend Wednesday’s hearing at the last minute after another member of his legal team tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the president to cancel his travel plans.