By now most people have probably heard about Donald Trump’s recent rambling, mostly incoherent impromptu interview he did with The New York Times. It was an interesting move considering how often he refers to the publication as “fake news.” I’m not sure why he’d agree to do an interview with a media entity he has repeatedly attacked for, at least according to him and his supporters, peddling fiction.
While there was definitely plenty to discuss following that interview, there seems to have been a bit of a slip up by Trump that flew under the radar.
It came when he said this:
I won because I was a better candidate by a lot. I won because I campaigned properly and she didn’t. She campaigned for the popular vote. I campaigned for the Electoral College. It would have been a whole different thing. The genius is that the popular vote is a much different form of campaigning. Hillary never understood that.
Wait, but I though she only won the popular vote because “millions” of people voted illegally? That’s what he’s repeatedly claimed in the past, has he not? Last I checked, he still has his so-called “voter commission” wasting a lot of the taxpayer’s money “investigating voter fraud.”
Yet, at least according to what Trump said during this interview, he seems to be conceding that Clinton won the popular vote which, based on his “logic,” was a mistake. Even though it could easily be argued that the electoral college is an outdated, idiotic process in determining who becomes this country’s president. To this day I’ve yet to have anyone rationally explain to me why the popular vote shouldn’t be the only way we elect our nation’s leader.
Votes should count more than geography.
Nevertheless, she won the popular vote while he won the electoral college, which means Trump became the 45th “president” of the United States.
All that said, in this interview with The New York Times, Trump clearly admitted that Clinton won the popular vote. Not only did he say that’s what she campaigned for, but he criticized the “strategy” — even though there’s no actual evidence she had such a strategy.
So, if Trump is now admitting that Clinton won the popular vote, then why is this “election commission” still supposedly “investigating voter fraud?”
Either Trump’s purposely wasting the taxpayer’s money with this farce just so he can keep peddling absurd conspiracies he knows his supporters are gullible enough to continue believing (which is likely), or he’s using the commission for some other sort of nefarious purpose, trying to collect private voting date from every state and tens of millions of voters (which is also very possible).
No matter which it is, the fact Trump’s, arrogance, stupidity, and bullshit ultimately led him to actually admitting that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, despite his previous comments where he stated he believed millions of people voted illegally, prompting him to put together his “election commission,” I think it’s time Congress opens another investigation into this “president’s” real intent with his bogus commission.
At at the end of the day, all Trump’s “slip-of-the-tongue” did was provide yet another example of what a con man he is and how stupid someone has to be to actually believe and support him.
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