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Nations long targeted by US chide Trump’s claims of fraud

President Donald J. Trump
Posted at 11:22 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-07 00:22:50-05

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Demands to stop the vote count. Baseless accusations of fraud. Claims that the opposition is trying to “steal” the election.

Across the world, many were scratching their heads Friday wondering if those assertions could truly be coming from the president of the United States, the nation considered one of the world’s most emblematic democracies.

The irony of seeing U.S. President Donald Trump cut off by major media networks Thursday as he launched unsubstantiated claims lambasting the U.S. electoral system was not lost on many.

The U.S. has long been a vocal critic of strongman tactics around the world. Now, some of those same targets are turning around the finger.