Donald Trump Falsely Claimed That Millions of People Illegally Voted

Donald Trump with Polish President Andrzej DudaBy: The White House
Type: Misleading StatementsJan 23 2017 Severity:

Donald Trump Tweeted that he would have won the popular vote if "you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally." Trump lost the popular vote by over two million votes, but claimed that mass voter fraud prevented him from winning both the Electoral College and popular vote. Update: President Trump repeated this baseless claim again to a group of House and Senate Leadership members during his first official meeting with them at the White House.