White Home press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders throughout a Monday press briefing mentioned President TrumpDonald John TrumpHillary Clinton leaves door open for 2020 run: ‘I’d like to be president’ Protesters unveil pro-trans banner at World Series Trump congratulates Brazil’s Bolsonaro on presidential win MORE received by an “overwhelming majority” of 63 million votes — even if his Democratic opponent, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton leaves door open for 2020 run: ‘I’d like to be president’ Trump points finger at media for ‘division and hatred’ plaguing US Lawmakers seek to quell partisan tensions after week of violence MORE, received 65.eight million votes and he misplaced the favored vote.
Trump did win the electoral faculty, which determines the presidency, and he did so handily, successful 304 electoral votes in comparison with 227 for Clinton.
That is extra electoral faculty votes than any GOP president since George H.W. Bush in 1988, although fewer than what former President Obama received in 2008 and 2012.
“He acquired elected by an amazing majority of 63 million People who got here out and supported him and needed to see his insurance policies enacted. He’s delivered on that,” Sanders mentioned throughout her first White Home press briefing in weeks.
She make the comment whereas going over the accomplishments of the president, which she mentioned have been ignored by a lot of the information media.
Sanders’s touch upon Monday was solely the latest try by the White Home to say that Trump received a majority of votes in 2016.
The president has repeatedly touted the falsehood that he received the favored vote “when you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally,” a declare that has been disproven a number of occasions. Research have proven that voter fraud was not a widespread concern in the course of the 2016 election.
A number of journalists and commentators instantly took to social media to fact-check Sanders’s Monday assertion.
Sarah Sanders says the president acquired elected by an amazing majority of 63 million People. He misplaced the favored vote by three million.
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) October 29, 2018
.@PressSec: Trump in 2016 received an “overwhelming majority of 63 million People.”
Hillary acquired 65.eight million.
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) October 29, 2018
Sarah Sanders simply mentioned that Trump acquired elected by an amazing majority of 63 million People.
Hillary Clinton acquired 2.9 million extra votes in that election.
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) October 29, 2018
Sanders spent the majority of the press briefing casting blame on the information media for dividing the nation, saying the media sometimes studies negatively concerning the president.
She declined to call any media retailers particularly.