Sarah Sanders Just Got A Brutal Reminder After Claiming Trump Won By ‘Overwhelming Majority Of 63 Million’
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders echoed Donald Trump on Monday and claimed that he had won the majority vote back in 2016, despite the fact that the majority of Americans voted for Hillary Clinton.
“He got elected by an overwhelming majority of 63 million Americans who came out and supported him and wanted to see his policies enacted. He’s delivered on that,” Sanders said during her first White House press briefing in weeks.
Sarah Sanders says Trump was elected by "an overwhelming majority of 63 million Americans."
For those playing along at home, Trump's opponent got nearly 66 million votes — in other words, a majority. pic.twitter.com/DW1QdauJlu
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) October 29, 2018
It’s incredible how she can keep a straight face as she knowingly lies.
To remind her, Trump did not win the majority of the votes, as Clinton beat him by almost 3 million votes. He won the electoral vote, not the popular vote.
Multiple journalists and commentators immediately took to social media to fact-check Sanders’s Monday assertion.
Sarah Sanders says the president got elected by an overwhelming majority of 63 million Americans. He lost the popular vote by three million.
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) October 29, 2018
.@PressSec: Trump in 2016 won an "overwhelming majority of 63 million Americans."
Hillary got 65.8 million.
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) October 29, 2018
Sarah Sanders just said that Trump got elected by an overwhelming majority of 63 million Americans.
Hillary Clinton got 2.9 million more votes in that election.
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) October 29, 2018