Well, president Donald Trump just can’t get over the fact that he lost the popular vote by almost 3 million ballots. So he’s resorting to “alternative facts” to justify his questionable presidency.
During his first meeting with congressional leaders from both parties since taking office, President Donald Trump on Monday repeated a debunked claim that he only lost the national popular vote because of millions of fraudulent votes cast for his opponent, Hillary Clinton, several news outlets reported.
Despite having now ascended to the presidency, Trump just couldn’t help himself, sinking into his own bizarre personal hang-ups by repeating his false claim. Trump lost the overall tally by almost 3 million votes, and that proven fact is apparently driving him nuts.
It’s further evidence of Trump’s fixation with his narrow victory, in which he captured an Electoral College despite losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) confirmed that Trump made the voter fraud claim, but added, “I didn’t pay a lot of attention to it. I was ready to move onto some policy issues.”
Trump has provided no evidence to back up that claim, and multiple fact checks and investigations have called the assertion false.