Trump cannot let his popular vote loss to Hillary Clinton go. In an interview with ABC News, Trump repeated his false claim that he would have one the popular vote if not for voter fraud. Apparently bothered by the fact that President Obama was far more popular at this point in his presidency than Trump, Trump also asserted (falsely) that President Obama was elected because of voter fraud.
As reported by the Washington Post, “Trump insisted that he could have ‘very, very easily’ won the popular vote in the election — which concluded more than 11 weeks ago — had he simply tried. He again suggested that Democrat Hillary Clinton won the popular vote because of widespread voter fraud, of which there is no evidence. He hinted that he thinks voter fraud might have also helped elect former president Barack Obama, whose favorability ratings were higher than his on Inauguration Day.”
Following the ABC News interview, the Post summarized Trump as “a man who is obsessed with his own popularity and eager to provide evidence of his likability, even if that information doesn’t match reality.”