zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jan 24, 2017 7:22 AM
Sparking his latest confrontation with the media, mostly the NYT, CNN and WaPo, overnight president Trump told members of Congress on Monday in a private reception that he lost the popular vote in the election because millions of undocumented immigrants cast votes for his opponent.
Trump’s claim, which much of the mainstream press has determined to be “fake news” despite reported evidence to the contrary, was first made by Trump before his election, and drew widespread criticism by the press overnight.
According to a Bloomberg report, Trump told Republican and Democratic congressional leaders at the White House reception that he would have won the popular vote had three to five million undocumented immigrants not cast ballots for Democrat Hillary Clinton, three people familiar with the remark said. Two of the people said Trump used the term “illegals” to describe the alleged immigrant voters. As a reminder, Hillary Clinton won the national popular vote by about 2.9 million ballots.