President Donald Trump’s claim that he won the election by defeating Hillary Clinton “is not a fact,” according to his son, President Donald J. Trump Jr., who is leading the White House transition efforts.
Mr. Trump has repeatedly dismissed the idea that he lost the popular vote because he won by fewer than 270 electoral votes.
“It’s a total fabrication,” Mr. Jr. said in an interview on Wednesday.
There’s no question about it.
The election results were in.”
Mr. Trumps campaign and administration have been criticized for not fully addressing climate change and other environmental concerns, including Mr. Tillerson’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate action, which aims to limit global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels.
Environmentalists, including some of the president’s Cabinet picks, have criticized Mr. Rex Tillerson for the president-elect’s position on climate issues.
Mr., Jr. called the Trump transition team’s actions “a complete failure” and said Mr. White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and White House communications director Hope Hicks have also “lied.”
Mr Trump Jr. also noted that “the administration was trying to create this climate change crisis as an excuse to get rid of the Paris accord.”