O’REILLY EXCLUSIVE: Trump says Pence to lead voter registration probe, leaves door open to scrap Iran deal
President Trump, in an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, announced he’ll name Vice President Pence to lead a commission investigating voter registration fraud – while also laying out timelines for top domestic priorities like tax cuts and health care, and leaving the door open to scrapping the Iran nuclear deal.
The president, in the interview aired Sunday on Fox Sports ahead of Super Bowl LI, defended his past complaints about “illegals” potentially voting.
“You take a look at the registration, you have illegals, you have dead people … it’s really a bad situation,” he said.
Though Trump did not sign a previously expected executive order initiating a voter fraud probe, he said in the interview he’s going to assign Pence to the job, seemingly making good on a vow to hold a “major” investigation.
“I’m going to set up a commission, to be headed by Vice President Mike Pence, and we’re going to look at it very, very carefully,” he said.
The president – who lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million but won the Electoral College and with it the White House – has insisted since the election that millions of illegal immigrants and others improperly cast ballots.