Donald Trump was asked by a reporter “Why should America trust you?” after repeating a false election claim during his fiery press conference.
During the 75-minute impromptu Q&A with journalists, Trump wrongly claimed that his victory had been “the biggest electoral college win since Ronald Reagan”.
“I'm here following through on what I pledged to do. That's all I'm doing. I put it out before the American people, got 306 electoral college votes. I wasn't supposed to get 222. They said there's no way to get 222, 230's impossible,” said Trump.
“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.
“I guess it was the biggest electoral college win since Ronald Reagan. In other words, the media's 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.”
His claim was later challenged a NBC reporter Peter Alexander, who responded: “Very simply, you said today that you had the biggest electoral margin since Ronald Reagan, with 304, 306 electoral votes.
“The fact that President Obama got 365…”
Trump interrupted: “Well I’m talking about Republican.”
When the reporter points out George HW Bush won 426 electoral college votes in 1988, Trump responds: “Well, I don't know, I was given that information. I was given that. We had a very big margin.”
Asked why Americans should trust him, he responded: “Actually, I've seen that information around. But it was a very substantial victory, do you agree with that?”