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‘Stop lying’: Internet crushes Sean Spicer for repeating Trump’s bogus voter fraud conspiracy

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Trump administration press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday tried to back up his boss’s claim that he only lost the popular vote thanks millions of “illegal” votes.

During his daily press briefing, Spicer was asked whether Trump actually believed that his loss in the popular vote to Hillary Clinton was due to at least 3 million people voting illegally — and Spicer replied that he did.

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“I think he’s stated his concerns on voter fraud, and people voting illegally during the campaign,” Spicer said. “And he continues to maintain that belief based on studies and evidence that were presented to him.”

Despite this belief, however, Spicer says he’s not sure whether the Trump administration would investigate this massive voter fraud, despite the fact that it would amount to the biggest electoral scandal in American history.

Given that Spicer presented no actual evidence to back up his claims of widespread voter fraud — his only citation was of a 2012 study that did not actually demonstrate any evidence of voter fraud — the press secretary was widely panned across the web for once again being dishonest with the American public.

Some top Twitter reactions follow below.

https://twitter.com/justinhendrix/status/823969887546724355

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Buttigieg blasts Trump ally: ‘I’m not going to be lectured on family values from the likes of Rush Limbaugh’

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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg responded to two top Trump allies’ anti-gay hate this week by proudly defending his husband and his marriage.

“I’m not going to be lectured on family values from the likes of Rush Limbaugh or anybody who supports Donald J. Trump as the moral as well as the political leader of the United States,” the former South Bend, Indiana mayor told Fox News Sunday, after laughing them off.

“I am in a faithful, loving, committed marriage. I’m proud of my marriage. And I’m proud of my husband,” Buttigieg declared. “America has moved on and we should have a politics of belonging, that welcomes everybody – that’s what the American people are for.”

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C-SPAN caller scorched by Muslim comedian for ignoring Jesus after she rants ‘gays are abomination to God’

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"I am independent," Pam, who called from Arkansas, told Obeidallah. "I vote according to my conscience of who would Jesus vote for if he were here on Earth. And he would not vote a group of people who believe in murdering children in the womb, on gays, which is an abomination to God, on false gods from other countries."

Obeidallah replied with a lesson on the Christian savior.

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Conservative drops mic on complicit press trying to maintain access to Trump: ‘He’s a raving lunatic … tell it like it is’

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Appearing on MSNBC's "AM Joy" conservative Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin excoriated members of the press who -- in the pursuit of appearing "objective" -- refuse to "tell it like it is" when reporting on President Donald Trump.

Speaking with host Joy Reid, Rubin -- one of the president's more avid critics -- got right to the point.

"I think there are two things, "Rubin began. "One, I think that this notion of objectivity of balance has been so inculcated into the media that they now don't call it like they see it at all because they are walking on eggshells."

"When the president had that out of control press conference if you could call it that, when he was rambling on and on, they were so restrained, they described it as a celebration," she continued. "No, he was a raving lunatic. You need to use the words, the verbs and correct description so you give the public a feel of how dangerous this guy is. That is not being biased -- that is being accurate and revealing the danger this guy poses."

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