One day after vowing to launch a "major investigation into VOTER FRAUD," the White House has announced that Trump will sign a directive later this afternoon officially launching the effort to uncover signs of illegal voting.
I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017
even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017
Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, according to The Hill, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that the investigation "will be a follow-up on the announcement yesterday to better understand voter fraud."
Of course, the directive comes just days after Trump made comments in a private meeting that mass voter fraud, to the tune of 3-5 million illegal votes, cost him the popular vote tally against Hillary Clinton.
Predictably, the comments caused many mainstream media anchors, including CNN's Jake Tapper, to have yet another nervous breakdown.
In fact, if there were even 1 million illegally cast votes (there weren't), a president would be derelict to not order a major investigation— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 24, 2017
Unless of course it's not even remotely true and we all know this but no one in the WH and no GOP Leaders are willing to say this to him.— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 24, 2017