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It seems we've discovered the person we can thank for Donald Trump's obsession with voter fraud.
To make matters worse, even with the White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirming POTUS' belief, there still hasn't been any proof about what Melania Trump's husband has been saying. Ugh.
So where did the Trumpster get this crazzzzzy theory? Well, it looks like an unverified Twitter user, named Gregg Phillips, is the one pushing this narrative along.
Mr. Phillips claims he is the head of a voter-fraud reporting group and boasts that he has "proof" there were 3 million people who had cast their vote illegally on November 8. And for some reason, the Orange Commander-in-Chief is blindly supporting (below) his claims. ~shocker~
Look forward to seeing final results of VoteStand. Gregg Phillips and crew say at least 3,000,000 votes were illegal. We must do better!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 27, 2017
Obviously, this nobody is pumped to be working for Drumpf as he responded to the president's praise on Twitter:
Thank you Mr. President.
Yuck. So how did Phillips get on the Celebrity Apprentice alum's radar? Reportedly, when Gregg first tweeted about the names he alleged acquired, an acquaintance of Donald's, named Alex Jones, picked up on the claims and spread it on his site Info Wars.
Still, there hasn't been any evidence to support that Mr. Phillips' report is correct. The conservative even states he is on the fence about releasing the names as he told the DailyBeast:
"If I had my druthers, and they said, ‘Gregg, you can release your list or you can give it to [the Department of Justice],' I'd instantly agree to give it over to DOJ. They could bump it up against the Homeland Security file. There's a group of us who don't think we should release the names at all."
Sounds like a load of B.S. to us!
Thankfully, Seth Meyers has since called out Trump for fixating on this theory as Democrats, Republicans, and even his own lawyers debunked the "illegal voters" claim. Not to mention, according to Meyers, German golf pro Bernhard Langer also inspired Donald's fixation on the issue as he allegedly told the politician that he couldn't cast his ballot because there were too many Mexicans in front of him at the voting station.
Wouldn't it be great if the president of our country put his energy towards something useful like fixing the homelessness problem or the gender wage gap issue? That only happens in a perfect world we guess — or, under the Obama administration.