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Who watched trumps interview last night?

Posted by on Jan. 26, 2017 at 10:06 AM
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I posted a video clip where he spoke about the millions of illegal votes cast that all went to Hillary. We now know his daughter and two of his leadership team probably voted for Hillary because they are registered in two states.

ABC has posted the full transcript of the interview. Here is just a section of the discussion about voter fraud. It is a bundle of contradictions.






DAVID MUIR: I wanna ask you about something you said this week right here at the White House. You brought in congressional leaders to the White House. You spoke at length about the presidential election with them -- telling them that you lost the popular vote because of millions of illegal votes, 3 to 5 million illegal votes. That would be the biggest electoral fraud in American history. Where is the evidence of that?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: So, let me tell you first of all, it was so misrepresented. That was supposed to be a confidential meeting. And you weren't supposed to go out and talk to the press as soon as you -- but the Democrats viewed it not as a confidential meeting.

DAVID MUIR: But you have tweeted ...

(OVERTALK)

DAVID MUIR: ... about the millions of illegals ...

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Sure. And I do -- and I'm very ...

(OVERTALK)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: ... and I mean it. But just so you -- it was supposed to be a confidential meeting. They turned it into not a con... Number two, the conversation lasted for about a minute. They made it -- somebody said it was, like, 25 percent of the ... It wasn't. It was hardly even discussed.

I said it. And I said it strongly because what's going on with voter fraud is horrible. That's number one. Number two, I would've won the popular vote if I was campaigning for the popular vote. I would've gone to California where I didn't go at all. I would've gone to New York where I didn't campaign at all.

I would've gone to a couple of places that I didn't go to. And I would've won that much easier than winning the electoral college. But as you know, the electoral college is all that matters. It doesn't make any difference. So, I would've won very, very easily. But it's a different form of winning. You would campaign much differently. You would have a totally different campaign. So, but ...

(OVERTALK)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: ... you're just asking a question. I would've easily won the popular vote, much easier, in my opinion, than winning the electoral college. I ended up going to 19 different states. I went to the state of Maine four times for one. I needed one.

I went to M-- I got it, by the way. But it turned out I didn't need it because we ended up winning by a massive amount, 306. I needed 270. We got 306. You and everybody said, "There's no way you get to 270." I mean, your network said and almost everybody said, "There's no way you can get to ..." So, I went to Maine four times. I went to various places. And that's the beauty of the electoral college. With that being said, if you look at voter registration, you look at the dead people that are registered to vote who vote, you look at people that are registered in two states, you look at all of these different things that are happening with registration. You take a look at those registration for -- you're gonna s-- find -- and we're gonna do an investigation on it.

DAVID MUIR: But 3 to 5 million illegal votes?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, we're gonna find out. But it could very well be that much. Absolutely.

DAVID MUIR: But ...

PRESIDENT TRUMP: But we're gonna find out.

(OVERTALK)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: In fact, I heard one of the other side, they were saying it's not 3 to 5. It's not 3 to 5. I said, "Well, Mr. Trump is talking about registration, tell--" He said, "You know we don't wanna talk about registration." They don't wanna talk about registration.

You have people that are registered who are dead, who are illegals, who are in two states. You have people registered in two states. They're registered in a New York and a New Jersey. They vote twice. There are millions of votes, in my opinion. Now ...

DAVID MUIR: But again ...

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I'm doing an ...

(OVERTALK)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: ... investigation. David, David, David ...

DAVID MUIR: You’re now, you’re now president of the United States when you say ...

(OVERTALK)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Of course, and I want the voting process to be legitimate.

DAVID MUIR: But what I'm asking ...

PRESIDENT TRUMP: The people that ...

DAVID MUIR: ... what I'm asking that -- when you say in your opinion millions of illegal votes, that is something that is extremely fundamental to our functioning democracy, a fair and free election.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Sure. Sure. Sure.

DAVID MUIR: You say you're gonna launch an investigation.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Sure, done.

DAVID MUIR: What you have presented so far has been debunked. It's been called ...

(OVERTALK)

DAVID MUIR: ... false.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: No, it hasn't. Take a look at the Pew reports.

DAVID MUIR: I called the author of the Pew report last night. And he told me that they found no evidence of voter ...

(OVERTALK)

DAVID MUIR: ... fraud.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Really? Then why did he write the report?

DAVID MUIR: He said no evidence of voter fraud.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Excuse me, then why did he write the report?

(OVERTALK)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: According to Pew report, then he's -- then he's groveling again. You know, I always talk about the reporters that grovel when they wanna write something that you wanna hear but not necessarily millions of people wanna hear or have to hear.

DAVID MUIR: So, you’ve launched an investigation?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: We're gonna launch an investigation to find out. And then the next time -- and I will say this, of those votes cast, none of 'em come to me. None of 'em come to me. They would all be for the other side. None of 'em come to me. But when you look at the people that are registered: dead, illegal and two states and some cases maybe three states -- we have a lot to look into.

DAVID MUIR: House Speaker Paul Ryan has said, "I have seen no evidence. I have made this very, very clear." Senator Lindsey Graham saying, "It's the most inappropriate thing for a president to say without proof. He seems obsessed with the idea that he could not have possibly lost the popular vote without cheating and fraud." I wanna ask you about something bigger here. Does it matter more now ...

PRESIDENT TRUMP: There's nothing bigger. There's nothing bigger.

DAVID MUIR: But it is important because ...

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Let me just tell you, you know what's important, millions of people agree with me when I say that if you would’ve looked on one of the other networks and all of the people that were calling in they're saying, "We agree with Mr. Trump. We agree." They're very smart people.

The people that voted for me -- lots of people are saying they saw things happen. I heard stories also. But you're not talking about millions. But it's a small little segment. I will tell you, it's a good thing that we're doing because at the end we're gonna have an idea as to what's going on. Now, you're telling me Pew report has all of a sudden changed. But you have other reports and you have other statements. You take a look at the registrations, how many dead people are there? Take a look at the registrations as to the other things that I already presented.

DAVID MUIR: And you're saying ...

(OVERTALK)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: And you're gonna find ...

DAVID MUIR: ... those people who are on the rolls voted, that there are millions of illegal votes?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I didn't say there are millions. But I think there could very well be millions of people. That's right.

DAVID MUIR: You tweeted though ...

PRESIDENT TRUMP: And I also say this ...

DAVID MUIR: ... you tweeted, "If you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally, I won the popular vote."

PRESIDENT TRUMP: David, and I also say this, if I was going for the popular vote I would've won easily. But I would've been in California and New York. I wouldn't have been in Maine. I wouldn't have been in Iowa. I wouldn't have been in Nebraska and all of those states that I had to win in order to win this. I would've been in New York, I would've been in California. I never even went there.

DAVID MUIR: Let me just ask you, you did win. You're the president. You're sitting ...

PRESIDENT TRUMP: That’s true.

DAVID MUIR: ... across from me right now.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: That's true.

DAVID MUIR: Do you think that your words matter more now?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Yes, very much.

DAVID MUIR: Do you think that that talking about millions of illegal votes is dangerous to this country without presenting the evidence?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: No, not at all.

(OVERTALK)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Not at all because many people feel the same way that I do. And ...

DAVID MUIR: You don't think it undermines your credibility if there’s no evidence?

(OVERTALK)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: No, not at all because they didn't come to me. Believe me. Those were Hillary votes. And if you look at it they all voted for Hillary. They all voted for Hillary. They didn't vote for me. I don't believe I got one. Okay, these are people that voted for Hillary Clinton. And if they didn't vote, it would've been different in the popular.

Now, you have to understand I -- I focused on those four or five states that I had to win. Maybe she didn't. She should've gone to Michigan. She thought she had it in the bag. She should've gone to Wisconsin, she thought she had it because you're talking about 38 years of, you know, Democrat wins. But they didn't. I went to Michigan, I went to Wisconsin. I went to Pennsylvania all the time. I went to all of the states that are -- Florida and North Carolina. That's all I focused on.

DAVID MUIR: Mr. President, it does strike me though that we're relitigating the presidential campaign, the election ...

(OVERTALK)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: No, no. We're looking at it for the next time. No, no, you have to understand, I had a tremendous victory, one of the great victories ever. In terms of counties I think the most ever or just about the most ever. When you look at a map it's all red. Red meaning us, Republicans.

One of the greatest victories ever. But, again, I ran for the electoral college. I didn't run for the popular vote. What I'm saying is if there are these problems that many people agree with me that there might be. Look, Barack Obama -- if you look back -- eight years ago when he first ran -- he was running for office in Chicago for we needed Chicago vote.
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pdxmum
by Gold Member on Jan. 26, 2017 at 10:07 AM
LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Jan. 26, 2017 at 10:11 AM
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I can't watch him. I'll read transcripts but he's such a horrible speaker. That and he just makes my ass itch. Let it go, you won, you are President. So be President. Go forward, not back.

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Luvnlogic
by Platinum Member on Jan. 26, 2017 at 10:12 AM
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Ugh...he's insufferable.
Luvnlogic
by Platinum Member on Jan. 26, 2017 at 10:15 AM
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There's no doubt that voter rolls need to be purged of the deceased and updated to prevent one person being registered twice. But his debunked claim that those number in the millions and that NONE of them would go for him...when his own daughter and alt-right bestie are registered twice is just ridiculous. He just continues to degrade the whole process in his ego-feeding altered reality.

Quoting LauraKW: I can't watch him. I'll read transcripts but he's such a horrible speaker. That and he just makes my ass itch. Let it go, you won, you are President. So be President. Go forward, not back.

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pdxmum
by Gold Member on Jan. 26, 2017 at 10:17 AM
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In the section I posted, he denies that he said millions voted illegally. He minimizes the issue while launching a huge investigation. Yet restates he would have won the popular vote because every illegal vote went to Hillary.

And I don't think he is distracting us from paying attention to pipelines and women's control of their bodies and his ethics issues and plans for decimating public schools and his investments in pipelines and Russian oil fields or his tax returns. We are paying attention there.

What this interview demonstrates is we elected a crazy man to office.
BluesPagan2.0
by IWantTacos on Jan. 26, 2017 at 10:17 AM
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I wonder when people will figure out that this is the side show that will keep us sidetracked. All the while he will be doing what he wants while we focus on this insanity.
Sisteract
by Whoopie on Jan. 26, 2017 at 10:19 AM
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Feet to Fire.

Ignore the deflective side show and focus on what's he's attempting to do.

coolmommy2x
by Platinum Member on Jan. 26, 2017 at 10:19 AM
I watched the whole thing with DH and DD.

The saddest part was when Muir said that Obama liked to say he looked forward to having dinner with his family every night, with Melania and Barron in NYC, did he get lonely...and he said no, it gives him more time to work and get things done. I can appreciate a workaholic attitude but I really couldn't believe he didn't say anything like "yes I miss them but it's important that I am here working hard."

He has a beautiful picture hanging somewhere in the WH of Ivanka and Jared dancing at a ball.

There were question he didn't answer what was asked but he did give the same reply 3 times. DH, who is a supporter, actually admitted that he needs help with thinking before speaking and the inauguration crowd size issue needs to be dropped. I was surprised to hear anything even slightly against Trump come out of his mouth.

pdxmum
by Gold Member on Jan. 26, 2017 at 10:23 AM
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My own DH is registered in two states. We received his Oregon ballot in the mail yet he voted in Washington.

And what most Americans do is ignore the wrong ballot. Nobody risks a felony conviction for voter fraud because they know a single action of illegal behavior on their part will not change the outcome of an election.

He has to call the election office I guess. But this becomes out of sight out of mind. By simply receiving the ballot, he is doing nothing illegal.

Yes, of course we should have perfect voter rolls. We never will. That costs taxpayer money. And since there are lots of watchdogs and none of them see acts of voting fraud, scarce tax dollars are spent elsewhere.

But yeah trump, let's spend my tax dollars on an unnecessary investigation for a problem you made up to ease your fragile ego based upon a German citizens claims.

Quoting Luvnlogic: There's no doubt that voter rolls need to be purged of the deceased and updated to prevent one person being registered twice. But his debunked claim that those number in the millions and that NONE of them would go for him...when his own daughter and alt-right bestie are registered twice is just ridiculous. He just continues to degrade the whole process in his ego-feeding altered reality.

Quoting LauraKW: I can't watch him. I'll read transcripts but he's such a horrible speaker. That and he just makes my ass itch. Let it go, you won, you are President. So be President. Go forward, not back.

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iwicked
by Member on Jan. 26, 2017 at 10:23 AM
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He's delusional. He speaks in word salad. One can definitely observe his flight of ideas. Scary.
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