President Donald Trump told congressional leaders that he lost the popular vote due to up to five million fraudulent votes, the Washington Post reports. Trump reportedly made the claim during a Monday night reception with congressional leaders, three sources told the Post.
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 2.8 million votes.
Prior to the election, the Trump campaign suggested that Democrats, particularly in inner cities, would commit voter fraud, and encouraged supporters to monitor those polls.
Upon exiting the Monday night reception, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy appeared to allude to Trump’s comments. “We talked about different electoral college, popular vote going through the different ones,” McCarthy said. “Well, we talked about going back through past elections. Everyone in there goes through elections and stuff so everybody’s giving their different histories of different parts.” Read the report at the WASHINGTON POST.