Donald Trump was stumped by a reporter when he bragged that he won by a record margin in his epic electoral battle against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, forcing the US President to admit that “I was given that information; I don’t know.”
“We got 306 because people came out and voted like they’ve never seen before, so that’s the way it goes. I guess it was the biggest Electoral College win since Ronald Reagan,” he said.
But when a reporter pointed out that Bill Clinton and Barack Obama both exceeded (in both their victories) his 306 electoral votes, Trump said he meant by a Republican.
The reporter then pointed out that George H.W. Bush also won more votes: 426.
“I was given that information; I don’t know,” the president said, adding: “Actually, I’ve seen that information around. But it was a very substantial victory, would you agree with that?”
To be declared President, a candidate must get at least 270 out of a total of 538 electoral votes.