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Fox News anchor Sandra Smith overheard on hot mic reacting in shock to guest refusing to accept Trump lost to Biden

A HOT mic caught Fox News anchor Sandra Smith's incredulous reaction when a guest refused to acknowledge Donald Trump lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden.

The panelist, Washington DC-based lawyer Cleta Mitchell, questioned the election results, saying that "just because" the media "says that somebody's president doesn't make them president."


"I think everybody wants to know that this was done properly and legally and we can trust the results," said Mitchell.

"And I think we have to look into every one of these concerns."

While Mitchell was speaking, Smith had a look of disbelief on her face and was apparently unaware that she was being picked up on a hot mic.

"What? What is happening? Like, Trace, we've called it," Smith said to her colleague Trace Gallagher, who was interviewing the DC lawyer.


The clip, which was taken from the Saturday afternoon broadcast of America's Newsroom, made its rounds on Twitter after it was shared by journalist Timothy Burke.

Several Twitter users praised Smith for correcting Mitchell.

"Good one for @SandraSmithFox," said Sheila Karr. "Truth matters! Thank you!"

"Sandra Smith just said what EVERYONE else is saying "WHAAAAT??!!!!" said Barbi Davis.

"What is happening? Should be the phrase of 2020!" said Suzanne Byrne.



On Saturday Biden won Pennsylvania, which gave him 279 electoral votes and made him president-elect.

But President Trump has refused to concede, and his campaign has filed over a dozen lawsuits across swing states to contest the election results.

Since then, Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani have consistently pushed unsubstantiated claims of election-rigging and voter fraud.

Giuliani claimed on Saturday that he has "60 or 70" voter fraud witnesses as he revealed the Trump campaign's election-related lawsuits.

During a Fox Newsappearance, Trump's personal lawyer made a number of unsubstantiated claims and insisted "we have about 60 or 70 witnesses."

"The mail ballots were set from the begging to be fraught with fraud," he insisted.

"Put that up together we’re up to about 8-900,000 votes that were completely invalid," Giuliani said.


The president has doubled down on his refusal to accept election defeat as his sons demanded a "manual recount" and even Melania told him not to give up.

Trump on Sunday raged against a "stolen election" and fumed at the "lamestream media", questioning why networks are allowed to call the results.

Giuliani echoed Trump's claims of alleged fraud in multiple states both before, and after, the election was called for Biden on Saturday morning.


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