Donald Trump Claims He Won the Popular Vote in 2016 'in a True Sense' and People Brought the Receipts
Few were expecting then-candidate Donald Trump to defeat Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the electoral college on the night of the 2016 election.
Though Trump won by one of the thinnest electoral college margins in modern American history, Clinton won the popular vote by a larger margin than any electoral college loser: over three million votes.
Not satisfied with the electoral victory, Trump went on to falsely claim that he would've won the popular vote if it weren't for millions of supposed fraudulent ballots he said were cast for Democrats.
Trump made a similar claim in a bizarre two-part interview with far-right Fox News host Laura Ingraham, the second part of which aired on Tuesday night.
"I think I did win the popular vote." – @realDonaldTrump
FALSE. Over 2.6 million voters say different, and this November, Trump will lose it again. pic.twitter.com/MIv4SEqI3D
— American Bridge 21st Century (@American_Bridge) September 2, 2020
"I think I did win the popular vote in a true sense. I think there was tremendous cheating in California. There was tremendous cheating in New York and other places."
There is no credible evidence that "tremendous cheating" took place in California and New York or throughout the entire country, for that matter.
Once again, people found themselves correcting Trump.
President Trump is back to his old claim of saying there was 'tremendous cheating' in California in the 2016 election. He never produced any evidence to back up that claim several years ago, but recycles it on Fox News tonight.https://t.co/jVbDtuk3ae
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) September 2, 2020
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 3 million more votes than Trump in 2016. https://t.co/JUPSuxZgGA
— Rebecca Shabad (@RebeccaShabad) September 2, 2020
More lies. HUGE lies https://t.co/pHnXJh2KGx
— Paca Whisperer aka Jayme (@SageHillfarms) September 2, 2020
He's so causal about these loony tunes scurrilous claims https://t.co/8o98ndJaEI
— Antifa Airlines Captain (@jerweber) September 2, 2020
OMG he is completely delusional & beyond hope. Reminds me of my ex-husband reinventing reality https://t.co/y27JsW0Pds
— NastySamsara (@SamsaraSings) September 2, 2020
Reminder: Trump claimed the election was rigged even for the election he won. https://t.co/yZ7MzMs8nN
— Blue Bee (@Blue_Bee_pllntr) September 2, 2020
Many Twitter users say Trump's claims about 2016 foreshadow what he'll say in 2020 if he loses to Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Gonna be a fun three months between the election and the next presidential term.
Correction: _at a minumum_ three months. https://t.co/5kZfdchONu
— Greg Greene (@ggreeneva) September 2, 2020
Pay attention to this. Foreshadowing of what's to come https://t.co/CCPfbbiZj4
— izzy iz (@izzystaiano_) September 2, 2020