President Trump used “Alternate Facts” today in a meeting with leaders from Congress claiming that a debunked internet rumor that millions of votes were illegal in last years election is what cost him the popular vote.
This widespread voter fraud for which there is no evidence seems to still be weighing heavy on Dear Leader’s mind.
Many sources have described the back and forth as to have happened during a more meet-and-greet part of the meeting.
A republican source, 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. I didn’t anticipate that discussion.”
This seems to indicate that despite having been inaugurated and now to be living in the White House the President seems unable to get past the fact that Hillary Clinton got 3 million more votes than he did.
More To This Trump Voter Fraud Claim?
Here is the more sinister thinking related to Trump going on about this voting fraud accusation. It seems likely that the President is laying the groundwork with his base of support to at some point put into place more stringent voter ID laws. It has become a normal mode of operation for republicans to pass unpopular laws in states, put in place questionable voting laws to suppress the minority and poor vote, and then diminish voter turn out.
We must hope that this slight of hand is not successful. Democrats have already seen issues in a number of states affecting their base voter turn out.
Fact Checking Voter Fraud Claims by Trump
So far there are a couple of sources that have verified that the President is either not well informed or is lying regarding this voting fraud.