Many of the senatorial and gubernatorial races in the recent American midterm elections were so close as to merit a recount (like in Florida) or even a runoff (like in Mississippi). The scrutiny that's come out of these close races is intense and has led to criticism from both red and blue.

Here is the president's take on it:

The Republicans don't win and that's because of potentially illegal votes. When people get in line that have absolutely no right to vote and they go around in circles. Sometimes they go to their car, put on a different hat, put on a different shirt, come in and vote again. Nobody takes anything. It's really a disgrace what’s going on.

This sounds plainly ridiculous to anyone, whatever party you support, especially considering the fact that Trump followed that statement up with this:"if you buy a box of cereal—you have a voter ID. They try to shame everybody by calling them racist, or calling them something, anything they can think of, when you say you want voter ID. But voter ID is a very important thing." Clearly Trump has never shopped for his own groceries. 

It reaches a new level of absurdity when you consider a Republican like Brian Kemp, who is currently in the middle of a vote recount and lawsuit in Georgia. In Trump's view "that's because of potentially illegal votes," but Kemp is the one on the wrong side of the law: he stayed in his position as the states top election official while he ran in the state's election and he enacted what the Washington Post called, "restrictive laws and policies that rejected tens of thousands of voter registrations and purged more than a million from the voting rolls." Many of these policies were "stopped by the courts because they were found to be in violation of the federal Voting Rights Acts."