Donald Trump decisively defeated Hillary Clinton in the Electoral College needed to win the Presidency.
At the same time, Hillary Clinton is on track for a meaningless three million popular vote margin.
So when President-elect Trump claimed illegal voting handed Hillary her popular vote “win”, the media lost their minds.
And when Clinton announced she would join Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s recount effort in Wisconsin, the President-elect also pointed out the hypocrisy of the Clinton campaign.
During the campaign, Clinton smeared Trump as “horrifying” for claiming he would wait and see the results of the election before conceding.
Now that Clinton is joining a recount – which many believe is an attempt to delegitimize his victory –Trump claims massive voter fraud provided Hillary the popular vote margin.
In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016
Serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California – so why isn’t the media reporting on this? Serious bias – big problem!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2016
The claim of three million illegal votes originated with Gregg Phillips – a self described voter fraud specialist.
He claimed on twitter that three million noncitizens voted in the election.
Completed analysis of database of 180 million voter registrations.
Number of non-citizen votes exceeds 3 million.
Consulting legal team.
— Gregg Phillips (@JumpVote) November 11, 2016
He then said he was joining the group, True the Vote – which is an election integrity watchdog group – to bring legal challenges.
We have verified more than three million votes cast by non-citizens.
— Gregg Phillips (@JumpVote) November 13, 2016
While Phillips has provided no evidence to back up his claim, he did say he would release it in “open form” to the American people, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and anyone else who was interested.
The media lost their minds.
So-called “journalists” largely ignored Hillary’s attempt to undermine democracy by pushing a recount and sowing seeds of doubt that Trump’s win was somehow tainted.
Critics even contend the Clinton team pushed a story in the press to delegitimize President-elect Trump’s win, with experts alleging the Russians had hacked voting machines.
Yet, the liberal press unloaded on the President-elect’s tweets with both barrels of their fake outrage cannons.
— Michael Barbaro (@mikiebarb) November 28, 2016
Politico ran a headline calling President-elect Trump’s claim “baseless” and “stunning”.
The Washington Post’s so-called “fact checker” revved up its anti-Trump engines and handed Trump a rating of “four Pinocchio’s” for his tweets.
The media’s reaction to President-elect Trump’s tweet, while largely glossing over the Clinton team’s push to discredit the results of the election, is just the latest example of why the biased press has no credibility left with the American people.