Many staffers of Hillary Clinton’s campaign are getting angry, and they are fighting back after Donald Trump falsely claimed that “millions” of illegal immigrants had tipped the popular vote in her favor.
“Winning the electoral college won him the presidency, so Trump’s excuses on why he lost the popular vote by millions are just small and sad,” tweeted Christina Reynolds, who was the Clinton campaign’s deputy communications director, in reaction to Trump’s boast that he “won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”
Winning the electoral college won him the presidency, so Trump's excuses on why he lost the popular vote by millions are just small and sad.
— Christina Reynolds (@creynoldsnc) November 28, 2016
“We are getting attacked for participating in a recount that we didn’t ask for by the man who won election but thinks there was massive fraud,” complained Marc Elias, Clinton’s campaign lawyer, who explained the decision to join the recount effort in a Medium post on Saturday.
“Because we had not uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology, we had not planned to exercise this option ourselves, but now that a recount has been initiated in Wisconsin, we intend to participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides,” Elias wrote.
Jesse Ferguson, a former campaign spokesman, tweeted Sunday that Trump’s account had “become a Fake News site.” He added in a subsequent tweet: “Dear @twitter – I hear you close down accts promoting fake news and false conspiracies. Please consider deleting this one. Thanks.”
Dear @twitter – I hear you close down accts promoting fake news and false conspiracies.
Please consider deleting this one. Thanks. https://t.co/lV1ACAG04Z
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) November 27, 2016
Do you think the Clinton team has enough info to really fight back? The Wisconsin recount has started, let’s hope Hillary can turn that state around.