Trump’s Reaction to Losing the Popular Vote Proves He’s Worse than a Petulant Child

Donald Trump is a 70-year-old father of five — a grandfather — who is so insecure and mentally weak that he always feels the need to try to prove something. If someone criticizes, pokes fun of or says something negative about him, he often lashes out at them. His behavior on Twitter frequently reminds me of a petulant tween whining because their parents are “being totally unfair” by grounding them.

It’s embarrassing to see someone who’s going to be our next president in a few weeks — the same office held by men like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and FDR — who can’t even control himself on social media.

While there are plenty of examples that prove what an insecure and weak man-child Trump is, his reaction to officially losing the popular vote is another shining example of the type of mental infant this “man” truly is:

Before addressing that stupidity, I thought the only reason why he lost the popular vote was because, supposedly, there were “millions” of illegal votes? Wait, is he not pushing that myth anymore? At this point, who can really keep up with Trump’s idiotic nonsense.

The truth is, it’s much more difficult to win the popular vote than it is to win the electoral college. It’s much easier to focus on a handful of states than it is to spread yourself out over 50, having to appeal to a much more diverse voting base. Not only that, but the popular vote is the truest form of actual democracy. As in, a representation of who the people actually wanted.

I’d also like to address his asinine suggestion that it might not have been possible to do better in an election.

Fun Fact: Trump’s electoral college win wasn’t that impressive. He won by 77 electoral votes. Let’s compare that with the presidential elections since 1980:

  • Trump in 2016: 77 (Lost the popular vote)
  • Obama in 2012: 126
  • Obama in 2008: 192
  • Bush 2004: 35
  • Bush 2000: 5 (Lost the popular vote)
  • Clinton 1996: 238
  • Clinton 1992: 202
  • Bush 1888: 315
  • Reagan 1984: 512
  • Reagan 1980: 440

In other words, Trump’s 77 electoral vote victory only ranks him ahead of George W. Bush — who’s not only one of the worst presidents this nations has ever had, but he’s also someone Trump often criticized during his campaign.

Furthermore, he’s only the second candidate in the last 128 years to lose the popular vote while still being elected president. You really have to be a lousy candidate to accomplish that feat.

While he has a point about spending less money than Clinton, he’s also failing to mention that he’ll become the first president who was ever elected to the White House with the help of a foreign enemy who launched a cyber attack against his opponent to undermine our democracy. And, despite all of that, he still lost the popular vote by a few million votes.

It’s really difficult for political pundits to talk about the amount of money spent on an election when the CIA, NSA and FBI are all saying that a foreign government known for opposing and hating the United States helped a candidate get elected by attacking his opponent.

But, again, even with all the help he received from Vladimir Putin (and even the FBI), he still couldn’t get more votes than Hillary Clinton.

If it’s so much more “complex” to win the electoral college vote than the popular one, then why is he only the second candidate in well over a century to become president despite receiving fewer votes? If anything, it would seem that practically all of our presidents (except Bush in 2000) did a pretty effective job at winning the electoral college and the popular vote. Hell, Republicans view Jimmy Carter as one of the worst presidents we’ve ever had and even he managed to be victorious in both.

But not Donald J. Trump.

However, because this mental infant can’t accept the fact that his victory is heavily tarnished, and that he’s going to go down in U.S. history as one of the biggest losers to ever be elected president, he couldn’t resist (yet again) taking to Twitter to whine about the reality that he’s going into office as one of the most disliked and least popular presidents in the 240-year history of the United States.

Or as Donald Trump might say: That’s “unpresidented” and SAD!

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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