President Donald Trump falsely claimed that states allowed “millions and millions” of immigrants to cast illegal votes (more video below).
Trump made his bizarre remarks during a “roundtable discussion” on taxes in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
Trump claimed an unidentified immigrant brought 22 “people with him” into the U.S. through “chain migration”:
So this guy, because he’s here, now can get the mother and that father and the grandmother and the cousins and the brothers and the sisters and the aunts and the uncles. This is what the Democrats are doing to you. And they like it because they think they’re going to vote Democrat, okay?
They are doing it for that reason because they’re not going to be voting with us for the most part. A lot of them aren’t going to be voting. A lot of times it doesn’t matter because in many places, like California, the same person votes many times. You probably heard about that.
They always like to say, oh, that’s a conspiracy theory. Not a conspiracy theory, folks. Millions and millions of people [vote illegally]. And it’s very hard because the state guards their records.
California’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla slammed Trump for his false claim, noted CNBC’s Jeff Daniels.
CA Secy of State Alex Padilla, the state’s top elections official, responds to Trump claim ‘millions & millions’ vote illegally in California: “It is sad the president continues to recycle his same old lies. Frankly, it is tiring to have a conspiracy theorist in the White House.”
— Jeff Daniels🦅 (@JeffDanielsCA) April 5, 2018
Trump also claimed, without any proof, that women were being raped in a so-called Central American migrant “caravan” headed for the US border (video below):
It’s amazing what other countries put into the [immigration] system. They don’t put their good ones. Remember my opening remarks at Trump Tower when I opened. Everybody said, oh, he was so tough. I used the word “rape.”
Yesterday, it came out where this journey coming up, women are raped at levels that nobody has every seen before. They don’t want to mention that.