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Rick Perry’s election lie quashed – by his own text message


Rick Perry was hoisted with his own petard text message.

Perry, a Republican former governor of Texas and Trump’s White House energy secretary, previously denied CNN reports that in the days following the 2020 election he texted the chief of staff of the White House at the time, Mark Meadows, with ideas to reverse the defeat of Donald Trump.

But on Monday, CNN released a trove of 2,319 previously undisclosed Meadows text exchanges with Trump allies sent between the time of the election and President Joe Biden’s inauguration.

One of the texts, sent on January 7 just hours before the election was certified in favor of Biden, read: “We have the data driven program which can clearly show where the fraud has been committed. It’s the miracle solution. Pam Biondi has seen and accepts!! Rick Perry.

As seen above, it was signed “Rick Perry” and also reportedly included a phone number that CNN has confirmed belongs to Perry.

The revelation about the ‘Dancing With The Stars’ alum teased ‘The Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah:

And the reviews on Twitter:

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

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