Barack Obama found out about this, in terms of it it were Russia… why did he do nothing about it? He was told it was Russia, by the CIA, as I understand it, and he did nothing about it. They say he choked … That’s the real question, why did he do nothing from August, all the way to November 8th.
The Democrats, they have a big advantage in the electoral college. Big, big, big advantage. I’ve always said the popular vote would be a lot easier than the electoral college. The electoral college — but it’s a whole different campaign (unintelligible). The electoral college is very difficult for a Republican to win…
NBC’s Peter Alexander: Mr. President, very simply you said today that you had the biggest electoral margin since Ron Reagan. In fact, president Obama had 365,
President Trump: I was talking about Republicans—
Alexander: George Bush, 426 when he won. So why should Americans trust—
President Trump: I was given that information. I was just given it. We had a very, very big margin.
Alexander: I guess my question is why should the American people trust you when you accuse the information they receive as being fake when you’re providing information that’s not accurate?
President Trump: I was given that information. Actually, I’ve seen that information around. But it was a very substantial victory. Do you agree with that?
Alexander: You’re the president.
President Trump: Yes.
– President Donald J. Trump, February 16, 2017, caught lying about his weak electoral college victory
I did what was an almost an impossible thing to do for a Republican-easily won the Electoral College! Now Tax Returns are brought up again?
(Six minutes later…)
Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday. The election is over!
– President Donald J. Trump, April 16, 2017
Why aren’t we talking about the other influences on the election? Why aren’t we talking about Hillary Clinton getting debate questions ahead of time? … No one is asking those questions. The fact is that everyone wants to make Donald Trump admit to certain things. When do we talk about the other side, which is what did Hillary Clinton do to influence the election? Is she being punished?
– White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, January 1, 2017, on Russian influence in the 2016 Presidential Election
We had a massive landslide victory, as you know, in the Electoral College.
– President Elect Donald J. Trump, December 11, 2016, after losing the popular vote by 2.85 million and finishing in the bottom quarter of all electoral college victories.