President Donald Trump addressed reporters Thursday from the White House briefing room, where he made several comments that cast doubt on the integrity of the presidential election.

"If you count the legal votes, I easily win. If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us," Trump said at 6:46 p.m. ET, while reading from notes. Trump spoke for roughly 16 minutes.

He added that he won important victories in states, "despite historic election interference from big media, big money and big tech."

Trump also suggested that the election could go to the courts and said that there were "horror stories and "shenanigans" with the election.

"We think we will win the election very easily ... and it could end up in the highest court in the land, we'll see," Trump said.

Trump touched on"tremendous litigation," alleging that mail-in ballots were the subject to "fraud."

After he spoke, Trump immediately walked out of the briefing room and did not take questions. As he left, one White House reporter asked if he was being a sore loser.

Trump currently trails in the electoral vote, 253-214, and by nearly 4 million votes in the popular vote.