CNN aired a segment Thursday in which New Day host Alisyn Camerota tried and failed to get supporters of Donald Trump to recognize that there was no factual basis for his claim that 3 million people voted illegally in the 2016 election.
Camerota was taken aback when one woman claimed that 3 million illegal immigrants voted in the 2016 election, only to say that she read it on CNN. “CNN said that three million illegal people voted in California?” she asked.
“I think there was a good amount,” said the female Trump supporter. “Because the president told people they could vote, and it happened in Nashua…. we caught some people and they said, ‘The president said I could vote, I’m here illegally.’”
“Did you hear President Obama said that illegal people could vote?” asked Camerota, only to be greeted with nods from the panel. “Tell me, where?”
“You could find it– Google it. You could find it on Facebook,” said another Trump supporter.
Camerota took her up on that. “I don’t want to waste any more time, but I see where it came from,” she said after searching on her phone.
She then read off a piece from Mediaite: “Fox Business Network deceptively edited a clip of Barack Obama to argue that the president encouraged illegal immigrants to vote when he said nothing of the sort when you go back to the transcript.”
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“You as you sit here today think that millions of illegal people voted in this country and you believe that there was widespread voting abuse? In the millions of people?” she challenged again.
“California allows it,” the first Trump supporter said.
“They do not allow illegals — you mean voter fraud, California allows?” asked a dumbfounded Camerota.
“I believe there was voter fraud in this country,” she insisted.
Watch above, via CNN.
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