On Monday, the Electoral College decided to seal America’s fate and make a Trump presidency official. And as expected, Trump accepted this decision in the most immature, infuriating of ways.
Taking to Twitter, Trump celebrated his completely undeserved victory with a tweet that is just as childish as it is inaccurate. Trump said:
“We did it! Thank you to all of my great supporters, we just officially won the election (despite all of the distorted and inaccurate media).”
First of all, Trump should not be proud of this win at all. He is still refusing to acknowledge that he lost the popular vote by MILLIONS (and still claims he won in a “landslide” at all his rallies). It is because of Trump’s absolute ignorance of the truth that a whopping 52% of Republicans actually believe that HE won the popular vote.
It was only by the grace of the Electoral College that he was elected; he was not the President that most of America wanted.
Though Trump bragged of historic margins, he trails Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by 2.8 million votes in the popular vote tally and The New York Times notes there have been 45 presidential elections in which the winning candidate won a larger share of the Electoral College vote.”
The other disturbing thing about this tweet is that once again, Trump is spreading false information and turning Americans against the media, when many outlets have been working hard to keep Americans informed and aware of the threat Trump poses to the country. Trump has threatened to restrict the media’s ability to report news about him in the past simply because it was unfavorable – even when it was 100% true. By hammering this “dishonest” press story into his supporters’ gullible brains, Trump is creating a scary distrust for the very outlets that are trying to keep him in check.
Trump’s official win is surely sad, disappointing news for the majority of the country. Accepting this fact is even harder when we have to endure a Twitter feed full of idiotic tweets like this, from a President that didn’t deserve to win. It’s going to be a long 4 years.
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