‘How Do You Square Those Two?’: Spicer Grilled on Trump Lawyers Claiming No Evidence of Voter Fraud
At today’s White House press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was confronted on President Donald Trump pushing for a “major investigation: into voter fraud. In this instance, Spicer was asked to square Trump’s call with the fact that he had lawyers say the opposite a few weeks ago.
Fox News’ John Roberts noted that in connection to what Trump tweeted out this morning, there are studies that show that there are dead people on voter rolls and people are registered to vote in multiple states. At the same time, when there were recounts requested in several states after the election, Trump’s lawyers stated that there were no signs of voter fraud as a reason to shut down the recounts.
“Attorneys who are representing the president-elect during the recounts in several states emphatically stated that all available evidence suggests that the 2016 election was not tainted by fraud or mistake,” Roberts said. “How do you square those two?”
Spicer explained that Trump didn’t compete in a number of states, such as New York and California, and instead campaigned to win the Electoral College rather than the popular vote. The press sec pointed out that more populated areas would be where there’s more potential for fraud, which is where they are going to look.
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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