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6 Nov 2020

How conspiracy theorists reacted to Trump’s vow to fight US election results

Correspondent

“The media is the opposition party” – that was Donald Trump just a few days after he was sworn into office in 2016. Last night, when the major networks cut away from the president’s speech as he made claim after claim of a plot to cheat him out of the election, it seemed to confirm everything his supporters believed about the “mainstream media” and the liberal establishment.

In a nation increasingly driven apart by the polemics of desperation and despair, the United States is anything but as we report.