Donald Trump’s surprise speech has been branded “one of the most dishonest” he has ever given.
The 46-minute taped speech on Facebook saw the outgoing president repeat a string of debunked and false claims about the election results and voter fraud.
Mr Trump had called the event “maybe the most important speech I’ve ever made” even as he predicted it would be “disparaged” by his critics.
“Pres Trump in this 46 minute video he just released says this might be the most important speech he has ever given,” tweeted Yamiche Alcindor, White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour.
“What's clear is that it might be one of his most dishonest speeches he's ever given.
“Trump has released what appears to be a 46 min video of a speech filled with more lies about the election.
Commissioner Al Schmidt, the Philadelphia Republican who helps oversees elections in the city, also slammed Mr Trump. »