Donald Trump didn’t just lose the popular vote. His margin of defeat is five times bigger than any president in US history.
The Independent reported Trump’s landslide popular vote deficit of more 2.8 million votes:
That deficit is more than five times bigger than the 544,000 by which George W. Bush lost to Al Gore in 2000 – the second biggest popular vote deficit in history for a candidate who has still gone on to become President.
Only five US presidents in history have been elected despite losing the popular vote: John Quincy Adams in 1824, Rutherford Hayes in 1876, Benjamin Harrison in 1888, George W. Bush in 2000 and Donald Trump this November.
Donald Trump’s electoral vote total is only bigger than five winners since World War II. Two of the five smallest belong to George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004. There is no metric by which Trump’s victory can be characterized as a landslide.
No candidate has ever lost by so much, but still won the White House. This fact is why Trump and his team keep using the word landslide. They believe that if they keep calling the results a landslide, people may forget that Trump lost the popular vote. Donald Trump is running a propaganda effort to convince the majority of the country that they really didn’t vote against him.
Donald Trump has become exactly what he despises the most. Trump is the biggest loser president in the history of US presidential elections.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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