White House press secretary Sean Spicer maintained Monday that President Donald Trump still believes that millions of people voted illegally during a press conference Monday.
The comment came after Spicer said “of course” the public can believe everything Trump says, “if he’s not joking.”
“Every time that he speaks authoritatively, he speaks – he’s speaking as President of the United States,” Spicer said of Trump’s credibility.
“More than 3 million Americans voted illegally. Was he joking or does he still believe that?” NBC’s Peter Alexander asked.
“Yes, and he still believes that. He does believe it,” Spicer replied.
Though Trump called for a probe into voter fraud in late January after his initial claim of millions of illegal votes, the panel to pursue that probe still hasn’t come together. Civil rights leaders recently asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to advise against the effort.