That’s right, Donald, keep reminding everyone that you lost the popular vote and really don’t have a mandate to end Social Security, Medicare, and abortion rights. And the voters in those blue states you turned red are waiting for those steel mills to start operating again.
According to NG Immediately after his win in the recent presidential election, Donald Trump appeared to tone down from the previous rants that once tainted him with negative impression.
After the suprise win, his “lock her up” rants about Hillary Clinton quickly changed to “let her heal,” for example. Previous attacks against the “failing” New York Times were converted to compliment, as the newspaper is now “a great American jewel,” he said after the election. And the promised “wall” seemed to take an “oh, well” angle, too.
But just moments ago on November 27, Trump reverted back to his conspiracy-theory persona in a Twitter message. Apparently upset with the fact that Clinton led Trump by roughly 2 million popular votes, and that recounts may take place in three vital states that he won by very slight margins (Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania), Trump just claimed that he actually won the popular vote “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”
That’s right, folks. Ignore all that talk about the possible recounts! Even their results, should they be conducted! Because those “the election is rigged!” chants that Trump was using before the election to rile up his supporters? Well, he’s finding use for them again.
But does this silly argument have any foundation? Of course not. In fact, noted rightwingers like InfoWars and Allen West had their claims of 3 million illegal votes quickly discredited on November 14.
He immediately followed that up with another Twitter message that also seemed to revert back to pre-Election Day Trump in its smug, egotistical tone:
“It would have been much easier for me to win the so-called popular vote than the Electoral College in that I would only campaign in 3 or 4 states instead of the 15 states that I visited. I would have won even more easily and convincingly (but smaller states are forgotten)!”
So why is Trump is reverting back to the odd, conspiracy-theory persona that so many either loved or hated him for? And even though it’s already been discredited?
Could it be that Trump’s expecting recounts in those small-margin states to change the election results?