NEW YORK–(ENEWSPF)–November 28, 2016
I guess all I am surprised at is that he waited two days to contradict himself this time. Sad!
President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday condemned a growing push to force recounts in three states pivotal to his Nov. 8 victory, confronting the Green Party-backed effort for the first time even as he worked to address key Cabinet vacancies.
The New York billionaire, who charged the election was “rigged” on a daily basis before his victory, called the developing recount effort “a scam” in a statement released by his transition team.
President-elect Donald J. Trump said on Sunday that he had fallen short in the popular vote in the general election only because millions of people had voted illegally, leveling the baseless claim as part of a daylong storm of Twitter posts voicing anger about a three-state recount push.
“In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally,” Mr. Trump wrote Sunday afternoon.
Trump’s aides launched a “recount defense fund”, branding the effort to recount the vote in states where he narrowly triumphed over Hillary Clinton as a political ploy to divide the US. Clinton’s campaign has said it will cooperate with the effort, which is being spearheaded by the Green party.
An email to Trump’s supporters asks for contributions from $5 to $200 or more but is vague about what the money will be used for, other than “to ensure that the recount process is done fairly”.
Guess he didn’t want to miss out on a good scam.
(For the record no #Recount2016 is not a scam).