by Susan Jones, CNSnews:
Following sharp criticism from Democrats and their media allies on Tuesday, President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning tweeted: “I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and….even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!”
(Trump also tweeted that he will name his Supreme Court nominee next week.)
Trump’s voter fraud claims date back to November 27, when he tweeted, “In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”
He reportedly said something similar Monday evening, at a private reception at the White House for congressional leaders. And his offhand comment became major news on Tuesday for Trump’s critics.
As CNSNews.com reported, at Tuesday’s White House briefing, six different reporters pressed Trump spokesman Sean Spicer on Trump’s Monday night claim, paving the way for mainstream media outlets and congressional Democrats to focus on Trump’s “fiction” (as CNN’s Jake Tapper called it). Trump’s voter fraud claims — not his whirlwind of executive activity — were the lead on some mainstream media newscasts Tuesday evening.
Democrats also weighed in:
“I heard the White House was saying that 3 to 5 million illegals did vote,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told a news conference on Tuesday. “The president ought to realize he’s president. Instead of talking about the election or how many people showed up at the inauguration, he ought to talk about how many new jobs he’s creating. It’s time to be president.
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