Trump Gloats He Could Have Won “Even Bigger”—if Only He Had Felt Like It

The president-elect is not happy with his loss in the popular vote.


As Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote continues to grow, many have taken to social media to challenge Donald Trump’s stunning presidential victory with calls for Electoral College members to switch their vote in favor of Clinton.

But despite his win and zero chance the Electoral College will follow through on such a plan, Trump’s loss in the popular vote seems to be getting to him. The president-elect tweeted on Tuesday:

He also described the Electoral College as “genius”—rich praise for a man who in 2012 declared the system a “disaster for democracy.”

This may be evidence of what the president-elect meant when he said his Twitter activity would now be “very restrained.”

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