ANDERSON COOPER (ANCHOR): You have been listening to the president speak at the Republican Convention moments after being formally nominated for president by the party. After vowing to have a positive convention, the president goes negative in its first moments. He started off falsely attacking mail-in voting. He's continuing to attack mail-in voting and as his postmaster general testifies that the attacks are, quote, “unhelpful." That's his own postmaster general.
He also criticized the media for airing the postmaster's hearing instead of his roll call. He falsely accused Democrats of wanting to shut down the country to hurt the economy and somehow help them at the ballot box. Unclear how angrying the entire country by shutting down would help them in the ballot box. He attacked North Carolina's governor for putting limits on crowds during a convention.
Here now John King, Dana Bash, Ryan Nobles is in Charlotte. John King, I mean, this was very similar, I mean, it is sort of all the most recent greatest hits and false statements by the president and I imagine what we're going to hear a lot this week from the president who clearly wants to be out front every single day.
JOHN KING (CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT, INSIDE POLITICS ANCHOR): It underscores the challenge, Anderson, for us in the news business and really for people watching at home -- if you are a voter who has not decided or if you are a voter who is not firm in your decision -- to watch the next four days because, this is a sad thing to say, but a lot of what you just heard from the president of the United States is wrong, misleading, or outright lies.
Wrong, misleading, or outright lies. And the president knows that.