President Donald Trump insisted Joe Biden couldn't have won the election because only 1,000 people watched his Thanksgiving Day address, which was an easily demonstrable lie.
The president cited a report by One America News that claimed Biden got only hundreds of views, although Biden's joint address, "Thankful," with his wife drew 5.1 million views on Twitter, their message to frontline workers drew 1.5 million views and his Thanksgiving address drew more than 1 million views.
A quick search on YouTube reveals the president-elect's address received 87,000 views on his channel alone and similar viewership numbers across other sites that posted his speech, and "Thankful" drew 81,000 views on his channel.
"REPORT: Biden’s Thanksgiving Day Address gets just 1000 views online, a record low," Trump tweeted. "Observers say a candidate with '80,000,000' votes would get many more online viewers. Numbers don’t lie, or add up! @OANN"
REPORT: Biden’s Thanksgiving Day Address gets just 1000 views online, a record low. Observers say a candidate with… https://t.co/VolQbC3FZN— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1606484177.0
Other Twitter users relentlessly fact-checked the outgoing president.
Biden's Thanksgiving videos have literally millions of views. One of them currently has over 5 million. If you have… https://t.co/z3we0ilc94— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas)1606484351.0
This is Trump's source: "Reports Thursday found Biden's live stream address got only one thousand views online." So… https://t.co/d7UmtDNWSA— Brian Stelter (@Brian Stelter)1606485426.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN Sir, you are bringing holiday cheer to at least 80 million upstanding Americans by surrender… https://t.co/YAAQsxcvHb— Josh Marshall (@Josh Marshall)1606484750.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN 5.1 million views just on this. You're being fed what you want to hear, not reality. https://t.co/SnZU2M36Cr— Mary Quite Contrary (@Mary Quite Contrary)1606484590.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN Receipts. 🧾 He actually got 1.5Million views compared to your Thanksgiving message where you… https://t.co/ncIN1gJuub— Emerson Archuleta, RN, CMSRN (@Emerson Archuleta, RN, CMSRN)1606484692.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN Shocking....once again you’re lying https://t.co/LLbV7vCy4x— Icculus The Brave (@Icculus The Brave)1606484362.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN https://t.co/Los22pzQaB— Doug Landry (@Doug Landry)1606484445.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN Why do you lie about virtually every single thing, even things that can be proven to be a li… https://t.co/NmOBgJhoS6— Steven J. Frisch (@Steven J. Frisch)1606485124.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN Well if OANN says it then it must be true😂— John (@John)1606484214.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN This is my favorite of your whiny, meltdown, baby-man posts. The desperation just barely nud… https://t.co/a5dcX1hhB3— Brian Sims (@Brian Sims)1606485645.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN Talking about numbers, 1178 Americans died from the virus yesterday, on your watch... https://t.co/fBNsoAtu3x— Raziel Abulafia (@Raziel Abulafia)1606485037.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN You think only 1000 people voted for Biden? 🤦♂️— SL (@SL)1606484225.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN Good morning #DiaperDon - looks like you’re 1,499,00 off https://t.co/gK9kiRmVhn— Karey (@Karey)1606485446.0