President Trump is known to love using visuals to get his point across. Especially an electoral map from 2016 that shows nearly the entire country supports him. Chris Cillizza explains why this map doesn’t show the full picture, but why the President won’t stop pushing it.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
Donald Trump ‘likes his intelligence briefings filled with pictures’, says new report
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-latest-pictures-intelligence-briefings-new-report-a7763831.html

Remarks by President Trump at the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-national-association-counties-legislative-conference/

Presidential Election Results: Donald J. Trump Win
https://www.nytimes.com/elections/2016/results/president
Trending story that Clinton won just 57 counties is untrue
https://web.archive.org/web/20161207142233/http://bigstory.ap.org/article/fb5a5f7da21d460bbffb6985cb01cb2c/trending-story-clinton-won-just-57-counties-untrue

More Than Half of U.S. Population in 4.6 Percent of Counties
https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2017/10/big-and-small-counties.html

2016 Election Map
https://xkcd.com/1939/

The biggest pinocchios of 2019
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/12/13/biggest-pinocchios/

Fact check: White House falsely claims the coronavirus has been ‘contained’ in the US
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/07/politics/fact-check-white-house-coronavirus-contained/index.html

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