DAVID MUIR: When you say “in your opinion” and “millions of illegal votes”—that is something that is extremely fundamental to our functioning democracy, a fair and free election. Now, what you have presented so far has been debunked. It has been called false—
TRUMP: Take a look at the Pew reports—
MUIR: I called the author of the Pew report last night and he told me that they found no evidence of voter fraud.
TRUMP: Really? Then why did he write the report?
MUIR: He said, “No evidence of voter fraud.”
TRUMP: Excuse me. Then why did he write the report? He’s groveling. You know, I always talk about the reporters that grovel when they want to write something that you want to hear but not necessarily millions of people want to hear, or have to hear.
– President Donald J. Trump, January 25, 2017, spitting hot nonsense about a lie