Much to the disgust of the left, President Trump claimed during this White House news conference that his Electoral College victory over Hillary Clinton was “the biggest Electoral College win since Ronald Reagan”.
Trump said, “I wasn’t supposed to get 222 [Electoral College votes]. They said there’s no way to get 222, 230’s impossible — 270, which you need, that was laughable. We got 306 because people came out and voted like they’ve never seen before, so that’s the way it goes,” Trump said.
“I guess it was the biggest Electoral College win since Ronald Reagan,” the president then added.
But later during the same news conference, NBC News reporter Peter Alexander fact-checked Trump on his claim. Who said, “You said today that you had the biggest electoral margin with 304 or 306 electoral votes,” Alexander said. “In fact, President Obama got 365.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 16, 2017
However, one small sentence on the White House website could explain the error.
We believe Trump was referring to his own biography on the White House’s official website. It correctly states that Trump ‘won the election on November 8 of 2016 in the largest electoral college landslide for a Republican in 28 years”.
This is entirely true, considering President George W. Bush just beat Al Gore by 271-266.
So, CNN can get over themselves – the President was correct, once again!