President Trump on Thursday argued that he’d rather see the presidential election be determined based on the popular vote than the current Electoral College system, claiming it would be “much easier to win.”
“They also like to always talk about [the] Electoral College. Well, it’s an election based on the Electoral College. I would rather have a popular election, but it’s a totally different campaign,” Trump said during an interview with “Fox & Friends.”
“It’s as though you’re running — if you’re a runner you’re practicing for the 100-yard dash as opposed to the one mile,” he continued. “The Electoral College is different. I would rather have the popular vote, because it’s — to me, it’s much easier to win.”
Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, securing 304 electoral votes to Clinton’s 207.
However, Clinton defeated Trump in the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes.
Trump has claimed without any evidence that his defeat in the popular vote was due to widespread voter fraud.
The president has frequently touted his election victory in the 15 months he’s been in office, often explaining that it is difficult for a Republican to win the general election based on the way votes are divvied up in the Electoral College.
A month after the election, Trump took to Twitter to claim that he would have performed “even better” in the 2016 campaign if it had been based on the popular vote.
“Campaigning to win the Electoral College is much more difficult & sophisticated than the popular vote. Hillary focused on the wrong states!” he tweeted, referencing his Democratic opponent.
He’s trolling. Haven’t people figured that out yet?
17 posted on 4/26/2018, 2:38:40 PM by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
Maybe that would account for the stunned expressions on the Fox And Friends couch-sitters during The Darnold’s unhinged diatribe last Tuesday. “He’s trolling us!”
As far the accusation of his trolling F&F goes, let’s examine that word.
86 posted on 4/26/2018, 5:13:01 PM by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common any more.)
That’s a trick question, right?
“It’s nice that you have an opinion, Donny-boy, but you don’t get to make that decision. There’s a lot more to America than California and New York. I thought you knew that. You’ll still have to campaign for the votes from us rubes in “Flyover Country”.
I’m guessing (he) doesn’t really understand the consequences of changing the national election to a popular vote.
I’m guessing that there’s a shitload of things he doesn’t understand and never will. Go look up “incurious” in the dictionary.
Just as a side note; I think he did himself a lot of harm by his rant on F&F this morning. Therapeutic perhaps but not smart.
89 posted on 4/26/2018, 5:24:07 PM by snoringbear (W,E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
To: Simon Green
Ye gads. Somebody reel him in.
95 posted on 4/26/2018, 6:24:00 PM by Albion Wilde (We’re even doing the right thing for them. They just don’t know it yet. –Donald Trump, CPAC ’18)
Let’s see – that’s 58 “shit-stupid”s, 9 “13th-dimensional chess“s, and 4 “Haw haw haw piss off the Dems“.
Did I miss anything?
To: Gay State Conservative
Democracy means CA & NY would declare the remaining 48 to be slave States.
Everybody would move to LA & NYC to escape slavery.