Rudy Giuliani 新闻发布会错误地声称 2020 年总统选举中的大规模选民欺诈行为是在四季全面景观绿化而不是四季酒店举行的。
In the early days following the Nov. 3, 2020, general election, U.S. President Donald Trump and his surrogates undertook an effort to spread disinformation that undermined voter confidence in the democratic process as it became clear that Trump’s political rival Joe Biden would become the president-elect.
When television networks announced that Biden was the projected winner of the presidential race, having amassed the majority of electoral college and popular votes, Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, stood at a podium to hold a news conference in a strip mall parking lot outside Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Philadelphia.
Giuliani was flanked by a man claiming to be a Philadelphia resident and GOP poll watcher in Pennsylvania who wasn’t allowed to observe ballots being counted — but it turned out that man was Daryl Brooks, who has frequently run unsuccessfully for political office in New Jersey.
The news conference followed a tweet from Trump that appeared to suggest a ritzier, well-known downtown location — namely the luxury Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts.
The chain of events, which many found comical, prompted readers to ask us about it, with many simply wondering if it’s true at all that the news conference was held in a parking lot instead of a fancy name-brand hotel. It is true.