A top Republican National Committee (RNC) official faced off with CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on Thursday morning over President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGOP grapples with chaotic Senate primary in Pennsylvania Trump social media startup receives commitment of billion from unidentified 'diverse group' of investors Iran thinks it has the upper hand in Vienna — here's why it doesn't MORE’s margin of victory.
Sean Spicer, chief strategist for the RNC, lashed out at Cuomo on CNN's "New Day" after questions about Trump’s business dealings.
“I get what the press wants, but the American people have understood exactly what they’re getting and they voted overwhelmingly for him," Spicer said. "He has been very clear about what he owns, the role of his family and everything else since he announced that he was running for president, and they overwhelmingly elected him with all of that on the table.”
Cuomo disputed Spicer's claim of an overwhelming victory for Trump.
“You said they overwhelmingly voted for him. There’s no definition of overwhelming that would meet the statistical criteria,” Cuomo said, noting that his margin of victory in the Electoral College was among the lowest in history.
“It wasn’t overwhelming,” he said.
Spicer countered that Trump had a “massive” win due to his success in battleground states.
Trump captured 306 electoral votes — a total of 56.88 percent, which ranks 46th out of 58 presidential elections. Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRepublican Ohio Senate candidate slams JD Vance over previous Trump comments Budowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema Countering the ongoing Republican delusion MORE won the popular vote by about 2.6 million votes, even though she lost in electoral votes.