Although Donald Trump clinched the presidency more than three weeks ago, controversy surrounding the election is still front and center.
Following reports that Hillary Clinton actually won the popular vote by a landslide, Trump decided to refute those claims by asserting that millions of people voted illegally in one of his classic Twitter rants.
In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016
Trump declared that if you “deduct the millions of people who voted illegally,” he actually won the popular vote, which is completely false.
It isn't enough for Trump that he won the presidency; he has to come out as the victor on all fronts to feel validated. He’s clearly in denial and doesn’t want to acknowledge the fact that he is so greatly disliked by most of the American people.
CNN's “New Day” host Alisyn Camerota conducted an interview with a group of Trump supporters who insisted that his bogus claims about illegal voters were true.
One guest in particular named Paula said that California let “three million illegals” vote in the presidential election and tried to argue her belief that several states are actually OK with undocumented immigrants voting.
She even alleged that President Barack Obama told undocumented immigrants to go to the polls.
Needless to say, all of her information was incredibly inaccurate. When Camerota asked Paula where she was getting her so-called facts , she immediately replied, “The media.”
The problem with her answer is that she clearly wasn’t fact-checking what she was seeing and reading, nor was she questioning the veracity of the sources she was trusting.
One of the biggest scandals to come out of the election is the issue of fake news stories spreading fabricated information, which Paula and her counterparts clearly fell for.
Camerota asked the group if any of them had actually heard Obama say that undocumented immigrants could vote. They were all very adamant that they had, indeed, heard Obama say those words and then told Camerota to “Google it” and check Facebook.
It took the anchor only a few moments to debunk the “deceptively edited” report from Fox Business Network that these Trump supporters had been touting as the truth.
Despite the fact that their information came from a biased and unreliable source, Paula continued to insist that undocumented immigrants voted and that California, specifically, allows voter fraud to occur.
At that point, Camerota was visibly exasperated and proceeded to facepalm, presumably out of frustration and disbelief.
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