Now President, Trump Once Again Lies About Why He Lost Popular Vote
Despite becoming arguably the most powerful man on the planet in recent days, reporting indicates Trump still willing to lie unabashedly to cushion his ego
Though he became the 45th President of the United States last Friday, Donald Trump on Monday took the opportunity of his first meeting with congressional leaders to again repeat the lie that he would have won the popular vote (which he lost to rival Hillary Clinton by nearly 3 million people) if it wasn't for millions of undocumented immigrants he claims participated in the election.
Having also lied on this issue in the aftermath of his electoral college victory in November, people in the room during Trump's meeting with House and Senate leaders from both parties said the president was at it again Monday.
"He said 3-5 million 'illegals' voted so that's why he lost popular vote," one Democratic aide told The Hill, noting Trump's use of the derogatory phrase often used by right-wingers to describe immigrant workers or those without proper documentation to be in the country. A second source who was in the room confirmed to The Hill: "That's exactly what he said."
Trump reportedly offered no evidence for his assertion, just stated it as a fact.