WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump told Capitol Hill leaders Monday evening that he lost the popular vote because 3 million to 5 million “illegals” voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton, according to three sources in both parties familiar with the meeting.
Trump has repeatedly claimed that he lost the popular vote in November’s election because of voter fraud. There is no evidence of this, and none that millions of undocumented immigrants voted for Clinton. It’s a fixation for Trump, who won the election because of Electoral College votes, but has had trouble accepting that Clinton won the popular vote by more than 2.8 million.
“I don’t think he was joking,” said one person familiar with what happened in the meeting. “He spent 10 minutes on his win and said he won the popular vote, except 3 to 5 million illegals voted for” Clinton.
Another source confirmed Trump used the word “illegals,” considered an offensive term for undocumented immigrants.
First off, the term “illegals” is just offensive. The President of the United States should not be using offensive language about any one.
Secondly, he didn’t win the popular vote because he got 2.8 million votes fewer than Hillary Clinton. Yet he won. Isn’t that enough? Must he whine over the popular vote while he sits in the White House? What kind of ingrate does that?
Thirdly, he lied. Yes, he lied. I don’t feel like making nice and calling it a falsehood. He has no proof or even hint or suggestion that illegal immigrants voted. The lying needs to stop and he will be held accountable for his lies. The continual, verifiable lies are obvious and undeniable. He doesn’t even care that we know he lies. I suppose in his mind, he excuses it because of the megalomania personality.