In his Wednesday interview with ABC’s David Muir , President Donald Trump falsely claimed that he never campaigned in New York and then he never even set foot in California during the 2016 election.
“I would’ve won the popular vote if I was campaigning for the popular vote,” Trump said while defending his popular vote loss. “I would’ve gone to California where I didn’t go at all. I would’ve gone to New York where I didn’t campaign at all.”
Both claims are blatantly false. For one thing, Trump visited California in August, making stops in the Bay Area and Central Valley. But it’s particularly odd that he doesn’t remember his San Jose rally in June, given that it was marred with violent clashes between supporters and anti-Trump protesters.
Meanwhile, Trump didn’t just make campaign stops in New York, he frequently said he planned to win New York. “Just so you understand, we are going to play New York. You know, we’re not just doing this for fun. We’re going to play New York,” Trump told the New York Conservative Party in September. Trump made more post-RNC campaign stops in New York than he did in swing states like New Hampshire and Wisconsin.
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