Updated at 9:16 p.m. ET
President Trump on Thursday evening made his first public remarks since the late-night hours following Election Day, falsely claiming that he would win "easily," save for what he baselessly referred to as fraud by Democrats and the media.
"If you look at the legal votes, I win very easily," Trump told reporters from the White House briefing room.
"They're trying very obviously to commit fraud," he said, speaking particularly harshly about Philadelphia and Detroit.