With reports circulating that Russia did, in fact, try to interfere in the 2016 presidential election in the hopes of helping Donald Trump get elected, Obama has called for an investigation and members of congress are demanding action.
Trump, however, thinks the claim is nonsense. Obviously.
“I think it’s ridiculous,” Trump said Sunday morning on Fox News. “I don’t believe it. I don’t know why and I think it’s just — you know, they talked about all sorts of things. Every week it’s another excuse. We had a massive landslide victory as you know in the electoral college.”
“Nobody really knows,” the future president said of Russia’s involvement. “Hacking is very interesting. Once they hack, if you don’t catch them in the act, you’re not going to catch them. They have no idea if it’s Russia or China or somebody. It could be somebody sitting in a bed someplace.”
Trump insists that Democrats created the story “because they suffered one of the greatest defeats in the history of politics in this country. And frankly, I think they’re putting it out. It’s ridiculous.”
“I don’t want anyone hacking us,” the president-elect opined. “And I’m not only talking about countries, I’m talking about anyone period. But if you’re going to do that, I think you should not just say Russia, you should say other countries also. And maybe other individuals.”
“We had — many people are saying — one of the great victories of all time,” Trump said.
Trump is now losing the popular vote by 2.8 million votes, the largest popular vote difference in more than 150 years.
While he did win the election via the electoral college, he clearly has no right to call his victory a landslide. He is the minority-president-elect because his presidency is only legitimized by an undemocratic election process that handed the electoral power to a minority of Americans.