President Donald Trump sat down with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly ahead of Super Bowl LI and defended his past complaints about “illegals” potentially voting.
“You take a look at the registration, you have illegals, you have dead people … it’s really a bad situation,” he said.
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Though Trump did not sign a previously expected executive order initiating a voter fraud probe, he said in the interview he’s going to assign Pence to the job, seemingly making good on a vow to hold a “major” investigation.
“I’m going to set up a commission, to be headed by Vice President Mike Pence, and we’re going to look at it very, very carefully,” he said.
The president – who lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million but won the Electoral College and with it the White House – has insisted since the election that millions of illegal immigrants and others improperly cast ballots.
He appeared, however, to pull back Sunday on earlier claims about rampant voter fraud, focusing more on voter registration problems as evidence.
Watch more of the Trump interview on “The O’Reilly Factor” Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on Fox News Channel.
On the heels of his administration imposing new sanctions on Iran-tied businesses and individuals in response to recent missile tests, Trump also said Iran has “total disregard” for America and revived his criticism of the 2015 nuclear deal struck by his predecessor. The agreement with other world powers lifted billions in economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for the country curtailing its nuclear weapons program.
Trump called it “the worst deal I’ve ever seen negotiated.”
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