Former reality TV star and our future president, Donald Trump evidently still thinks he won last month’s election in a commanding fashion. He did not. Trump received 306 electoral votes compared to Hillary’s 232 electoral votes. That’s a difference of 74 electoral votes. A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to be President.
Trump tweeted the following this morning:
I would have done even better in the election, if that is possible, if the winner was based on popular vote – but would campaign differently
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2016
Trump brings up the popular vote because Hillary got nearly 2.7 million more votes than Trump, just not in states where she needed them to be. That fact that 2.7 millian more Americans voted for Hillary and not him must realy be getting to Trump. Otherwise, why would he feel the need to tweet about the popular vote?
I’m not surprised by this because Trump is acting just like the man I thought him to be: vain, petty, and thin-skinned.
What does surprise me is how he seems to have no regard for math. The part of the tweet I find the most amazing is where he says, “I would have done even better in the election, if that is possible…”
If that is possible? Of course, it was possible. Instead of winning 306 electoral votes, he could have cleaned Hillary’s clock and won all 538 electors.
There has been a total of 58 presidential elections in this country. Of that, Trump ranks 46th in the win differential. There have been 45 elections with a larger win percentage than last month’s election.
Only a delusional blowhard like Donald Trump could look at 46th place as some historical achievement. He did make history, though. No other president in our country’s history has lost the popular vote by such a massive amount and still won the White House.