But Trump’s bid was pristine and on the up and up. “Most secure election of all-time.”
The White House welcomed popular personalities from the Chinese social media platform TikTok to deliver a briefing on the Russian invasion of Ukraine to the influencers. During the briefing, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki pushed a claim that the 2016 election was “hacked” by Russians.
One of the influencers at the briefing on the war in Ukraine is Ellie Zeiler – an 18-year-old with over 10.5 million followers on TikTok where she typically does dances and makeup tutorials.
“I’m here to relay the information in a more digestible manner to my followers,” Zeiler told the Washington Post. “I would consider myself a White House correspondent for Gen Z.”
During the call with the TikTok influencers, Psaki claimed that Russia “hacked” the 2016 election in which Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton.
“If you look back at 2014, and frankly even 2016, when Russia invaded Ukraine and then in 2016, when they, you know, of course, hacked our election here, we did not do that, we did not declassify information,” Psaki told the group of TikTok stars.
Fox News notes, “While Russian hackers were behind the stealing of emails from Democratic officials like John Podesta, there is no evidence that they tampered with election results as part of the 2016 hacking spree.”