Donald Trump does not like the fact that he lost the popular vote by about 3 million votes. So, in the days after the election, as is typical in this administration, he replaced real fact with “alternative fact”, inventing a lie that some 3 million illegal immigrants cast votes for Hillary Clinton.
“President Trump used his first official meeting with congressional leaders on Monday to falsely claim that millions of unauthorized immigrants had robbed him of a popular vote majority, a return to his obsession with the election’s results even as he seeks support for his legislative agenda.”
The Times continues, “[t]he claim, which he has made before on Twitter, has been judged untrue by numerous fact-checkers. The new president’s willingness to bring it up at a White House reception in the State Dining Room is an indication that he continues to dwell on the implications of his popular vote loss even after assuming power.”
Instead of blaming immigrants for his shortcomings, perhaps Trump should stop kowtowing to the extreme right, and broaden his appeal?