President Trump Said His Win Was the 'Biggest Since Reagan.' It Wasn't

During a press conference on Thursday during which he attacked the media for "dishonesty", President Trump told a couple of little "alternative fact" of his own.

But a reporter quickly called Trump's attention to the statement saying why should Americans trust Trump when he was providing false information.

"I hope going forward things can be a little bit different and maybe get along a little bit better". At one point during the event, Trump, as he frequently does, falsely claimed his Electoral College win was the biggest "since Ronald Reagan". "They said there's no way to get 222, 230's impossible", Trump said.

When Congress certified the presidential election tally in January, Trump received 304 electoral votes to 227 for Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton. And that was significantly less than Obama's 2008 showing, when he won 365 electoral votes.

"I was given that information", said Trump. But Trump's was not a bigger win than fellow Republican President George H.W. Bush, who earned 79.2% of the electoral vote in 1988. "I was given. Actually, I've seen that information around". John Kerry (D-Mass.) with 286 electoral votes. But it was a very substantial victory.

In 2016, Trump won 306 Electoral College votes, 36 votes over the 270 needed to win.

Trump is clinging to fluffy stuffed animals for comfort, like inflated ideas about his Electoral College win to soothe his historic popular vote loss.

Mr Trump has been irked by reports that he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton past year by nearly three million votes, and incorrectly claimed that between three and five million votes had been cast illegally, which prevented him from winning the popular vote.



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