President Donald Trump, entrenched in false claims, says that a count of legally cast ballots would show him winning the presidential election, using the White House briefing room to espouse claims that he is being deprived of the presidency by fraud.
In his delivered remarkshe says, “if you count the legal votes I easily win.”
“If you count the illegal votes they are trying to steal the election from us” with no provision of any evidence for his claim.
His remarks take a trail from the new tallies showing his lead dwindling in Georgia and Pennsylvania. While Trump retains a pathway to 270 electoral votes, it is growing smaller.
Trump said he was advocating for a halt in counting of “votes that came in late,” and went on to tout races that had already been called for him.
“I’ve already decisively won many critical states, including massive victories,” he claimed.