CNN's Jim Acosta: Trump's Claim That Undocumented Immigrants Cost Him The Popular Vote "Is A Falsehood, Full Stop"

CNN's Jim Acosta: Trump's Claim That Undocumented Immigrants Cost Him The Popular Vote "Is A Falsehood, Full Stop"

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From the January 23rd edition of CNN's CNN Tonight with Don Lemon

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JIM ACOSTA: When you take today for example, when [Donald Trump is] signing these executive orders in the oval office, when he's meeting with business leaders and so on, and he has this opportunity to turn the page -- his press secretary goes out in the briefing room today and has a fairly successful news briefing, at the very end of the day, when they could just tie a ribbon around the whole thing and go home and crack open a cold one when they get home, [Trump] has to go and ignite this controversy that just seems to be pulled out of thin air. Millions of people -- millions of undocumented voters did not cast ballots in this election. That is a falsehood, full stop.

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Previously

Trump Lies That Millions Voted Illegally, And Mainstream Outlets Uncritically Echo Him

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Elections, Voting Rights & Issues, The Presidency & White House
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Jim Acosta, Donald Trump
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