Ongoing election results in swing states are getting under the skin of many Americans, but especially the Trump administration.
It’s been an agonizing few days for many of us, as we await election results to roll in. But it’s been especially harrowing for Trump supporters as Joe Biden’s numbers continue to creep closer to President Trump’s in swing states.
It may be why Former Trump acting Director of National Intelligence and current Trump Advisor Richard Grenell is a little bit on edge today. He lashed out at reporters who, during a press briefing this morning about alleged voter fraud in Nevada, asked a very simple question: What’s your name?
It was one of the first questions a reporter threw out as Grenell began his presser:
Please watch this and RT. https://t.co/D4nuxtjWKc
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) November 5, 2020
After he stepped away from the podium, reporters kept asking him to give his name, which is a standard query from any journalist who wants to accurately attribute information. Instead of answering, he snapped at them.
“Listen, you’re here to take in information!” Grenell shouted.
And when the press pool let out a collective laugh at his obnoxious directive, he got even angrier and demeaning, yelling, “Go do your jobs!.”
You can take a listen here:
"What's your name?!?!
Journalists try to get Ric Grenell to identify himself at the Trump campaign's Nevada lawsuit presser. He refuses to give his name, saying they're here "to take in information" pic.twitter.com/x1ururSzJK
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) November 5, 2020
After the press conference, NBC’s Jacob Soboroff pressed Grenell to back up his claims of voter fraud. As you can imagine, that went over well.
NBC's @jacobsoboroff chases down Trump campaign officials Ric Grenell and Matt Schlapp, pressing them for evidence of their claims of fraud in Nevada. They provide none and pile into a van.#election2020 pic.twitter.com/tZlFDDQSQT
— The Recount (@therecount) November 5, 2020
Note: If you don’t want to give your name, maybe don’t give journalists a reason to splash it all over the news for a story that makes you look petty.