Chris Cuomo invited Matt Schlapp, the president of the Conservative Union of America, to his show on CNN on Monday to explain why former President Donald Trump was invited to speak this week at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC ) organisation.
But the interview quickly derailed as Cuomo was forced to debunk Schlapp’s repeated lies about “widespread electoral fraud,” as part of the lie pushed by Trump himself about the 2020 election was stolen from him.
Cuomo began by asking Schlapp if giving Trump the stage at CPAC was “tacitly supporting his election farce.”
“I don’t know what that means,” replied Schlapp, a staunch supporter of the former president.
“Well, he lied that the election was a fraud,” Cuomo explained. “And having him out there and giving him a platform seems to be your recognition of the same.
“You are making a straw man argument. It’s a boogeyman argument, ”Cuomo told Schlapp at one point. “There is no evidence of rampant fraud. No one is saying the process is perfect. You lost and now you will continue. “
“Do you really want the conservative movement to be built on the back of an election lie?” he added elsewhere in the heated exchange.
Schlapp later admitted that President Joe Biden “is my president” and won the election – but baselessly claimed that did not mean voter fraud did not take place, on both sides of the aisle .
Watch the full interview here:
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