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President Trump in Washington held his first official meeting with the congressional leaders on Monday, 23rd January. He used this get-to-know meeting to obsess over his claims (false) that many illegal immigrants robbed him of the popular vote majority! The meeting was attended by House Speaker Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin and Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, as well as Ms. Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York among others.

 

 

 

 

Mr. Trump is highly concerned that the public will consider his victory over Hillary and his entire presidency as illegitimate if he doesn't constantly challenge the idea that Americans were divided about sending him as the successor to President Obama. Although his claim that millions of illegal immigrants were responsible for the huge popular vote difference of about 3 million, has been largely dismissed by fact-checkers and other statisticians his constant obsession of blaming it on immigrants indicates that he is worried about its future implications.

 

Some attendees of the meeting, inside the White House who wished to remain anonymous, said that the Prez used the opportunity to brag about his victory and also claimed that between 3 to 5 million illegal immigrants swayed the popular vote majority towards Mrs. Clinton. This has indeed been his mantra as per his own tweets from back in November 2016.

 

 

There were also talks from the president about the "humungous" crowd assembled before the White House to attend the inauguration on Jan. 20th. Representative Steny H. Hoyer, Democrat of Maryland, said that Mr. Trump recollected that it was a huge, huge crowd, one of the sorts that he'd never seen. While Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas, called the meeting a good-get-to-know sort of meeting and also stressed that Mr. Obama disliked socializing with the Congressmen unlike Mr. Trump and that he expects him to hold much more of these meetings.

 

Even though the Republicans have control over the Congress Trump has to spend a god deal of time forging better relations with the city that he only mocked rather than praise during his campaigns as well as his recent Inaugural Address. "The American people are frustrated with the lack of progress here in Washington, and the president wants no delay in addressing our most pressing issues. He’s taking every opportunity to forge strong bonds with congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle”, said Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary backing the president's move.

 

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