Jake Tapper advises President Trump to 'stop whining' about the Electoral College

Jake Tapper advises President Trump to 'stop whining' about the Electoral College

At a press conference on Thursday morning (Friday NZ time), Trump offered up several "alternative facts" about his voter support, including erroneous statistics and a brief rewrite of USA election history.

"I hope going forward things can be a little bit different and maybe get along a little bit better. I guess it was the biggest electoral college win since Ronald Reagan", Trump said.

In fact, Trump won 304 Electoral College votes, not 306.

Several presidents have won more electoral votes since Reagan than did Trump, including Barack Obama, who won 365 votes in 2008, and George H.W. Bush - a Republican - who took in 426 in 1988.

Not true. Pres Obama won 332 in 2012.

"I was given that information, I don't know", said the president.

His Electoral College victory actually ranks 46th out of 56 presidential elections.

"Well, I was just given that information".

Today, he said I had the biggest electoral win since Ronald Reagan.

Alexander then asked Trump: "Why should Americans trust you when you accused the information they've received of being fake when you're providing information that's not accurate?"

Faced with an unending humiliation, Trump blamed his aides for the wrong information when he said, "Well no I was given that information".

Republican George W. Bush won narrow victories in 2000 (271 electoral votes) against Democrat Al Gore and in 2004 (286 electoral votes) against John Kerry. I got 306 electoral college votes because people came out and voted like they've never seen before.

"In other words the media is trying to attack our administration because they know we are following through on pledges that we made and they're not happy about it, for whatever reason".

"But a lot of people are happy about it".

Following the mistake during the press conference, Trump was presented with the corrected numbers. It was a very substantial victory.



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