10 July, 2020

Despite no evidence, White House says Trump stands by voter fraud belief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump stands by his belief that huge numbers of people voted illegally in the U.S. election, the White House said on Tuesday, despite widespread evidence to the contrary.

"Obama does feel that," White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters.

State officials answerable for the Nov. 8 election have said they found no proof widespread voter fraud and there’s past of it in U.S. elections. Even House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, one of the most senior Republican in Congress, said he had seen no evidence to back Trump's claims.

Republican Trump won the Electoral College that decides the presidency and smaller states more clout from the outcome, but he lost the usual vote to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by a couple of.9 million.

Trump has repeatedly said although have won the favored vote, too, nevertheless for voter fraud. He’s got never substantiated his claim.

The comments were the latest in a selection of distractions in the opening times the Trump administration that run the possibility of overshadowing his legislative goals and efforts to safely move policy proposals.

On Saturday, the next day his inauguration because the 45th president of the usa, Trump were not impressed with media coverage from the crowds that attended his swearing-in ceremony and described journalists as "among the most dishonest people on the globe."