Donald Trump Outright Lies About Winning The Popular Vote

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Without giving any proof, the president-elect claimed that he won the popular vote “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”

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Donald Trump may have won the Electoral College, but he lost the popular vote — by a rather wide margin, to say the least.

Therefore, ever since Green Party candidate Jill Stein filed for a recount in Wisconsin and Hillary Clinton’s campaign announced it would join the effort in that state (and others), the president-elect has been on a constant attack mode.

He dubbed the recount effort a “scam,” while his senior adviser Kellyanne Conway called Stein and Clinton “a bunch of crybabies and sore losers” — which is ironic, considering Trump is the one who appears to feel threatened by the whole situation.

“The people have spoken and the election is over, and as Hillary Clinton herself said on election night, in addition to her conceding by congratulating me, ‘We must accept this result and then look to the future,’” Trump said in a statement released to the media.

Currently, the former secretary of state is leading the national popular vote by 2.2 million.

Then, in his continued criticism of Clinton camp’s support of election recount, the 70-year-old went on yet another unhinged Twitter rant and claimed — without providing any evidence whatsoever — he won the popular vote “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”

 

 

 

 

In the months leading up to the election, Trump repeatedly talked about mass voter fraud and rigged electoral system, which is something the Republicans have been doing for a very long time. While analysts and experts assured that such fraud was just a myth, Trump’s loyal fans sadly bought into his narrative. Many even said they would refuse the election result and revolt if Trump did not win the presidency.

Moreover, since the billionaire business mogul did not elaborate what he meant by “people who voted illegally” in his tweets, many assumed he was talking about undocumented immigrants — the people he wants to deport and/or incarcerate in large numbers.

If anything, his tweets cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election that landed him in the White House.

The reaction on Twitter was, as expected, massive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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