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Trump Grows Bitter Over Popular Vote Loss As Clinton Lead Surpasses 1 Million

Last updated on July 17th, 2023 at 09:32 pm

According to the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, Hillary Clinton’s popular vote total now stands at 61,964,263 compared to 60,961,967 for Donald Trump, pushing the former Secretary of State’s raw vote lead past the 1 million mark.

Trump, clearly not happy about the reality that most Americans – by quite a substantial margin – cast their ballot for his opponent, took to Twitter (of course) on Tuesday to vent his frustration.

Tweets:

It’s obvious that Trump isn’t happy that people keep talking about his popular vote loss. He initially managed to stay quiet on the subject, but as Clinton’s lead continues to grow, he just couldn’t help himself.

What’s especially rich about his comments about the electoral college is that he held a much different opinion on the matter just four years ago, when Barack Obama won both the popular vote and electoral college.

Tweet from 2012:

Like everything else, Trump likes something only if it’s favorable to him.

This is something we’ve seen with people, like Vladimir Putin, who Trump has admiration for solely based on the fact that the Russian president complimented him.

Now, it’s the electoral college, which is suddenly “genius” to the president-elect because it helped him win the presidency.

But there is one nagging fact that seems to be increasingly getting under Donald Trump’s thin skin: More Americans voted for Hillary Clinton by a pretty substantial margin. Unlike his opinion on the electoral college, that’s something that will never change.



Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.


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