Sadly, Trump prefers getting his “news” from the Internet, so doesn’t feel the need to attend to attend daily intelligence briefings.. keyword “intelligence”…
As the fallout over Donald Trump’s shock election to the presidency continues, the president-elect has repeatedly flipped out on Twitter over the slightest suggestion that he may have improperly won the presidency.
According to BR to this effect, recount efforts have been launched within the past week in the three so-called Rust Belt states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. The efforts are being spearheaded by the Green Party’s Dr. Jill Stein and running upon the suggestion from a team of independent elections experts that electronic voting machines in each of these three states may have been hacked in Trump’s favor.
And Trump is livid over all of this. On Sunday, he came to the point of suggesting via his Twitter page that the only reason that he lost the popular vote (by a margin of well over two million votes at last count) was because “millions of people voted illegally” — although it’s not clear how exactly such a suggestion helps his case of trying to argue against the recounts.
In unsurprising Trump-ian fashion, nobody at first had any idea whatsoever where Trump got the information that “millions of people voted illegally” in the presidential election, a claim he followed up by singling out the states of Virginia, California, and New Hampshire — all three of which are states that he lost.
Well, observant internet users have come across where Trump got his mysteriously originating claims, and it’s highly disturbing. The president-elect apparently cited in his Sunday afternoon Twitter rants right-wing internet conspiracy theorists, including Alex Jones and InfoWars — a site which has cited chemicals in the water making frogs gay, among other things.
As a story that InfoWars ran on Nov. 14 reads:
‘Three million votes in the U.S. presidential election were cast by illegal aliens, according to Greg Phillips of the VoteFraud.org organization. If true, this would mean that Donald Trump still won the contest despite widespread vote fraud and almost certainly won the popular vote.’
So who is Greg Phillips and what is VoteFraud.org? Perhaps it’s a legitimate source?
Heading over to VoteFraud.org redirects you to a website with the screenshot featured below as the header. Does it look credible to you?
The serious problem here is that Trump would answer the preceding question with a resounding yes, or so it seems at the very least, since he freely cites stories peddled by the site.
As for revealing any of the reasoning behind the outrageous claims from the website — don’t expect such anytime soon.
Phillips tweeted as recently as Monday morning that he will “release all methodologies, data, and analysis directly to the public” — although he doesn’t say when.