United States President-elect Donald Trump indirectly bragged to his former competitor in race to the White House, Hillary Clinton, claiming that he didn’t need to campaign in certain states (like Clinton did) in order to win the U.S. 2016 presidential election.
Trump, 70, took jabs at Clinton, 69, on Twitter, after she won the popular vote by up to a whopping 1.5 million votes.
“If the election were based on total popular vote I would have campaigned in New York, Florida and California and won even bigger and more easily,” he wrote. “The Electoral College is actually genius in that it brings all states, including the smaller ones, into play. Campaigning is much different!”
What Donald Trump is saying is that the election is not determined by popular vote, and so he doesn’t care that Hillary totally beat him.
Trump further boasted that he won the election right after the second and third presidential debates; hence the November 9 announcement confirming him as President-elect was inevitable.
“The debates, especially the second and third, plus speeches and intensity of the large rallies, plus our great supporters, gave us the win!”
Surprisingly, Trump praised the Electoral College; an institution if you recall back in 2012, he actually lashed out at it and called it “rigged!”
Hillary Clinton was not the only recipient of Trump’s scathing remarks. U.S. media house New York Times wasn’t spared either – for what Trump terms ‘untrue stories’ the outlet writes about him.
“I am not trying to get “top level security clearance” for my children. This was a typically false news story. The failing @nytimes story is so totally wrong on transition. It is going so smoothly. Also, I have spoken to many foreign leaders. I have recieved and taken calls from many foreign leaders despite what the failing @nytimes said. Russia, U.K., China, Saudi Arabia, Japan. Australia, New Zealand, and more. I am always available to them. @nytimes is just upset that they looked like fools in their coverage of me,” tweeted Trump.