- Media at Trump’s Georgia rally entered ‘RiggedElection!’ as the WiFi password for the ‘Make America Great Again’ network.
- Fox News journalists were abused as “traitors” by the Trump supporters lining up for the rally in Valdosta, Georgia.
- The President held his first rally Since the election yesterday, to support the state’s Republican senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, who are facing January 5 runoffs.
- If Loeffler and Perdue lose to Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff then the Senate will be split 50-50 and Democratic Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will cast the deciding vote.
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Reporters at Donald Trump’s Georgia rally had to enter ‘RiggedElection!’ as the WiFi password for the ‘Make America Great Again’ network.
The President held his first rally since the election in Valdosta, Georgia, yesterday to support the state’s Republican senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, who are facing January 5 runoffs.
“Fake News media has to type this in if they want WiFi.”
—Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) December 5, 2020
Journalists from Fox News were also targeted outside the rally, with the Trump supporters rebuking correspondent Griff Jenkins.
They were angry after the channel surprised many by declaring Joe Biden the election winner in most other mainstream media outlets.
Sky News producer Sarah Gough posted the video from behind the police tape line on Twitter and said: Fox News journalists are getting the most abuse from the crowd lining up for Trump’s rally in Valdosta, Georgia. Cries of “we trusted you” and “traitors.””
—Sarah Gough (@sarahgoughy) December 5, 2020
Jennifer Jacobs, a Bloomberg reporter, also tweeted: “Man in crowd at Trump “victory rally” in Georgia next to press pen (guy in hat) was shouting at the top of his lungs about how the press lie. “The truth is all we want!” he shouted. Security came and escorted him out of the rally, as others in crowd is yelled “leave him alone!”
—Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) December 6, 2020
If Loeffler and Perdue lose to Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff then the Senate will be split 50-50 and Democratic Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will cast the deciding vote.
During the rally, Trump said: “The voters of Georgia will determine which party runs every committee, writes every piece of legislation, controls every single taxpayer dollar..
“Very simply, you will decide whether your children will grow up in a socialist country or whether they will grow up in a free country.”
He also baselessly maintained that he had won the state and told the crowd: “You know we won Georgia, just so you understand.”
It was also here where he said: “If I lost, I’d be a very gracious loser.”
However, Georgia voted Democrat for the first time in 18 years during last month’s presidential election, while President-elect Joe Biden has won enough electoral college votes to confirm a win.
The President’s visit to Georgia follows his call to Republican Governor Brian Kemp earlier that day, asking him to help overturn Biden’s win.
Trump has repeatedly refused to concede and launched a flurry of legal challenges, the vast majority of which he has already lost.