The president-elect is still tweeting out of an apparent uneasiness over his presidential win. This tweeting is despite the fact that he easily won the electoral college vote that was held earlier this week and is well on his way to officially becoming President Obama’s successor in the White House.
Despite all of this, the president-elect is still behaving as if it’s campaign season.
Trump wrote Friday evening on Twitter, “Vladimir Putin said today about Hillary and Dems: ‘In my opinion, it is humiliating. One must be able to lose with dignity.’ So true!”
Vladimir Putin said today about Hillary and Dems: "In my opinion, it is humiliating. One must be able to lose with dignity." So true!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 24, 2016
Besides the fact that Trump is throwing around quotes from dictatorial, hostile foreign leaders in his everyday conversation, there’s also the question of if he will ever give up harping about how Clinton supposedly didn’t lose “gracefully enough” or whatever.
He has come back to this issue time and time again since it became clear that, although Trump won the electoral college, Clinton won the national popular vote by a margin historic in size for a losing presidential candidate.
He has taken to discrediting the legitimacy of the entire election on multiple occasions in an attempt to bolster his claim that it doesn’t really matter that he lost the popular vote.
After all, Trump has suggested in the recent past that Clinton’s nearly 3-million-vote lead over Trump in the national total came solely from the votes of illegal immigrants. (Such a claim is patently false, and he has yet to offer any evidence, although he hasn’t disavowed the initial assertion.)
All the American public — and the world — can hope for is that one day soon Trump wakes up to the seriousness of the fact that he is the new president of the United States and stops droning on about the technicalities of the done-and-over-with 2016 presidential election.
Sure, he won, but he literally can not fathom tolerating for one second that his win was anything other than extraordinarily resounding — even though it wasn’t.
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