Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein caused a bit of a ruckus last week when she raised millions of dollars to fund a recount effort in states like Wisconsin and Michigan, where she claims faulty voting machines may have been hacked by unknown parties. As Trevor Noah pointed out on Monday night, despite the money raised it’s unlikely the recount will ultimately change the election results, and so perhaps the recount shouldn’t be that big of a story. But it is a big story, because it provoked a response from President-elect Donald Trump.
Trump lashed out on Twitter over the recount news by falsely claiming he won the popular vote “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.” (Trump won the Electoral College but is losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by more than 2 million ballots.) Trump offered no proof for his claims of rampant voter fraud — “the news’ way of saying ‘bullsh–,” as Noah put it.
“Count on Trump to find a way to be a sore winner. I didn’t even know that was a thing,” Noah said. “And you know Trump only cares about this because the popular vote has the word ‘popular’ in it. That’s the only reason he cares about this.”
Watch the clip below.