Donald Trump help a press conference on Thursday and wrongly claimed he won 306 electoral votes in the 2016 presidential race.
“I got 306 Electoral College votes. I wasn’t supposed to get 222. They said there’s no way to get 222, 230 is impossible. 270, which you need, that was laughable. We got 306. Because people came out and voted like they’ve never seen before. So that’s the way it goes.”
Trump won 304 electoral votes in the presidential race.
Trump also tweeted earlier Thursday that he won 306 electoral votes.
During the press conference Thursday, Trump also said he had the biggest Electoral College win since former President Ronald Reagan.
“I guess it was the biggest electoral college win since Ronald Reagan,” he said.
“In other words the media is trying to attack our administration because they know we are following through on pledges that we made and they’re not happy about it, for whatever reason. But a lot of people are happy about it.”
But in 2012, former President Obama received 332 electoral votes and in 2008, he won 365 electoral votes.
Former President Bill Clinton in 1996 also received more electoral votes than Trump during both of his elections, as did former President George H.W. Bush in 1988.
Here is Trump being called out by NBC’s Peter Alexander for his lie:
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) February 16, 2017