During his long, combative press conference Thursday, President Donald Trump once again rehashed the results of the November election. "I got 306 Electoral College votes," Trump said. "I wasn't supposed to get 222." He then noted that you only need 270 electoral votes to win — and as he had in the past, described his presidential victory as the "biggest win since [former President] Ronald Reagan."
Trump's claims are false on two fronts: He received only 304 electoral votes, and his victory margin in the Electoral College was the 13th-slimmest in history. When pressed on his verifiably false claims by NBC News' Peter Alexander, Trump merely said, "I was given that information":
Reacting to Trump's press conference, CNN anchor Jake Tapper said Thursday that Trump is "not dealing with the world in which we live." Tapper highlighted Trump's exchange with Alexander as evidence the president is "still fixated on whether or not he legitimately won the presidency." That's when Tapper turned directly to the camera to deliver some pointed advice. Watch below. Kimberly Alters