Donald Trump Claims “Millions Of People Voted Illegally.” (They Didn’t.)


Oh boy:

This is terrifying on a number of levels. Not only does it further demonstrate that the soon-to-be leader of the free world has a skin as thin as tissue paper, but it highlights the fact that Trump will as president continue to trade in insane conspiracy theories just as he did as a candidate and as a reality show star before that. There is exactly no evidence that “millions of people voted illegally” in the election. None. Zilch. Zero. But Trump doesn’t care.

We’re screwed.

Update: This.

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