One of the uncharted waters we are navigating thanks to Herr Trump is a P.R. campaign exclusively emanating from Twitter. He tweets, the media reacts and that is all the news that is 'the news.' He is essentially the Tyrant of a Tweetocracy.
The recount is the 'Hot Topic' and Whoopi Goldberg mentions that his orangeness is none too pleased with the Clinton camp's LAWYERS observing the recount effort. The suspicions of fraud were mounted by Trump himself, who tweeted his displeasure that the recount is gaining momentum.
WHOOPI: He would have won the popular vote if millions, millions didn't vote illegally. There is no evidence anywhere, anywhere that anyone voted illegally Donald!
But it does make the question come up, YOU said that the whole thing was rigged. If so, why not? Why not make sure that it's not, either way?
JOY BEHAR: You know what the good thing about this? It's that the news divisions are now stating that it's a lie, and now they're saying with no evidence, it's not true. It's what they should have been doing all year when he was lying and PolitiFact had to say he was lying but now they're starting to say "this is a lie, this is a lie, this is a lie, this is a lie."
The Republican co-hostesses on the right side of the table protested, weakly, by wondering what good will come of this? Why bother? Whoopi and Joy explain that this is not unusual in our Democracy and if the shoe was on the other foot, you'd better believe the GOP would be going absolutely nuts with recount efforts.
Left-leaning Sunny Hostin joined in the fight and asks the right-wingers (Jedediah and Sarah) why not? We should be concerned especially since Russian interference is an absolute fact. Ultimately, the table concurs, and they agree to let this recount proceed.
It's pretty hard to keep track of all the lies this gish-galloping, mendacious man has thrown at Hillary Clinton. We must keep stressing, regarding this recount, that the HRC campaign lawyers are observing this recount, they are not leading the charge. Yet, like clockwork, the accusations are tweeted out furiously by the 'Petulant-Elect.' H/T Stephanie Miller.
Update: here's the point by the Clinton Campaign attorney: