Trump Calls for 'Major Investigation' After Claiming 'Millions' Voted Illegally
The tweets were sent out just after 4 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Donald Trump took to his favorite social media platform early Wednesday morning to announce he will be "asking for a major investigation into voter fraud."
I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and....January 25, 2017
even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!January 25, 2017
According to Trump's Twitter posts, people who were registered in two states, illegal citizens and dead voters participated in the election, which may have cost him the popular vote.
Trump, who won the Electoral College vote that landed him the job of the country's highest office, lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by more than three million.
The tweets that were posted just past 4 a.m. by the leader of the free world come two days after he met with congressional leaders claiming three to five million illegal votes made him lose the popular vote.
After Trump’s claims, press secretary Sean Spicer defended the president saying, “It’s a longstanding belief he has maintained,” but added the billionaire is "very comfortable with his win."
Trump has presented no evidence of his claims, and Spicer would not elaborate when asked about it during Tuesday’s press briefing.
The news comes as Trump signed executive orders Tuesday to begin construction on the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, projects that were rejected by President Obama in December.
Also on Tuesday, the Trump administration placed de facto gag orders on the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture. According to emails leaked to The Associated Press, the administration has banned EPA employees from “providing updates on social media or to reporters.”
The USDA said in a statement that the emails were “flawed” and added: “This internal email was released without departmental direction, and prior to departmental guidance being issued.”
On Tuesday, North Dakota's Badlands National Park’s official Twitter account began posting information about climate change. The tweets were later deleted.
Later in the day, film company Oscilloscope Laboratories, which produced the critically acclaimed films Exit Through the Gift Shop and We Need to Talk About Kevin, posted a bold tweet asking for the National Park Service to send them their scientific facts, which they would post on their website.
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