When Trump said Monday in a meeting with congressional leaders that millions of undocumented immigrants had voted in the election for Hillary Clinton and cost him the popular vote, it wasn't the first time he'd made such a claim.
It was the first time, however, he'd made it from the White House as the President of the United States.
It was just another blip on the crowded radar for congressional Republicans who have found themselves simultaneously exhilarated by the idea of a Republican presidency and deeply worried that Trump could pull them off course with his unpredictability and tendency to fixate on his own popularity.
“I think we should be talking about the future. We have lots to do. You know tax reform and regulatory relief and replacing the Affordable Care Act with something better," said Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), when asked about Trump's comments that millions had voted illegally in the election. “The election is behind us. You know he won.”
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