What in the actual... ImageImageImage
Is Donald Trump convening the world's press at a small landscaping company on the outskirts of Philadelphia? Image
I called the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia to check and the press conference really is being held at a landscaping company.
I’ve arrived at Four Seasons Landscaping. It’s next to an adult book store called Fantasy Island. ImageImage
We’re now queuing up to go inside Four Seasons Total Landscaping to hear from the president’s lawyers, as we appear close to a call from Pennsylvania which could decide the election, is a sentence I’d never thought I would write.
There is a very real possibility we have a made for Hollywoood moment when the world’s press starts filtering out of this press conference because the race has been called.
This is the scene outside Four Seasons Total Landscaping.
Press waiting here alongside a handful of Trump supporters as each news org is called inside. They boo when they hear name of news org they don’t like.
News filtering through here that the race has been called. Some press are leaving.
We’re now about to hear from @CLewandowski_ moments after Joe Biden has been projected to become the next president. Image
“Where were you when the infamously grueling 2020 presidential race was called?”

“Four Seasons Total Landscaping.”
Absolute scenes. A woman celebrating Biden’s win, cheering Black Lives Matter, just drove past Trump supporters gathered outside.
The press conference is delayed for some reason.
If they don’t start this soon there might not be any press left here to cover it. Journalists keep leaving.
Rudy Giuliani is here. “I’m here to describe to you the first part of a situation that is very troubling.” Image
He says people behind him are poll watchers who will testify they were blocked from watching votes (this is false).
Fact check: The disagreement in Philly was over the distance poll watchers could stand away from the counting. This is nonsense so far.
Giuliani claims poll watchers weren’t allowed close enough. So far not produced any evidence of voter fraud.
“Joe Frazier is still voting here” says Rudy. “Also Will Smith’s father voted here twice since he died.”
There was “zero security” “people have no assurance those ballots were actually cast.” This is not true. Republicans and Democrats monitored the entire process.
The first poll watcher says he was told to stand 20 feet away. This appears to be the entirety of the legal complaint here. This is very thin.
I came to Four Seasons Total Landscaping to see if the president’s lawyers would offer any evidence of the fraud they have been alleging. They haven’t. So I’m leaving.
Outside the press conference here a man in his underpants (dressed as sleepy Joe) shouts “George Soros” at Biden supporters across the road.
The view from the other side of the road.
Heading back to Philly. Image

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