Trump falsely claims he got biggest Electoral College win since Reagan

President Trump on Thursday falsely claimed he had the biggest Electoral College win since former President Ronald Reagan.

"I guess it was the biggest electoral college win since Ronald Reagan," he said during a heated press conference at the White House.

"In other words the media is 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. But a lot of people are happy about it."

But, in 2012, former President Obama received 332 electoral votes, and in 2008 he won 365 electoral votes.


Former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonPerdue proposes election police force in Georgia To boost economy and midterm outlook, Democrats must pass clean energy bill Could the coming 'red wave' election become a 'red tsunami'? MORE also received more electoral votes than Trump during both of his elections, as did former President George H.W. Bush in 1988.

A reporter pressed Trump on his claims, questioning why Americans should trust Trump when he is providing false information.

"I was given that information," Trump said in response. "Actually, I've seen that information around. But it was a very substantial victory. Do you agree with that?"