Has any presidential election winner ever complained as much about his victory as President-elect Donald Trump has?
Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to once again rail against people who pointed out that he lost the popular vote to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton by nearly 3 million votes.
Campaigning to win the Electoral College is much more difficult & sophisticated than the popular vote. Hillary focused on the wrong states!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1482326114.0
I would have done even better in the election, if that is possible, if the winner was based on popular vote - but would campaign differently— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1482326669.0
I have not heard any of the pundits or commentators discussing the fact that I spent FAR LESS MONEY on the win than Hillary on the loss!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1482326978.0
Since it seems that Trump still feels insecure that 54% of voters in the 2016 election picked a different candidate, the internet wasted no time rubbing salt in his wounds by mocking his popular vote loss to Clinton -- and by noting that his 43% favorable rating is by far the lowest for any incoming president in recorded history.
Some choice ridicule of Trump's latest outburst follows below.
It's 8am and Donald Trump is still complaining about how he lost the popular vote by 3 million. Our first crybaby P… https://t.co/jsBxfRsbJp— Manny. (@Manny.)1482328609.0
Wow Trump is still on the popular vote thing. His insecurity is very obvious. He's so butt-hurt that he lost the... https://t.co/gMCR6mAmOt— Mark Allan Gunnells (@Mark Allan Gunnells)1482328658.0
@realDonaldTrump What loss, Lord Cheeto? @hillaryclinton won the popular vote. You sir are a #loser #orangeanus #WhinyLittleBitch— Rob (@Rob)1482328768.0
@realDonaldTrump Glad to see losing the popular vote isn't upsetting you or anything— James Doleman (@James Doleman)1482326742.0
@realDonaldTrump You should be working right now.— Eric Cunningham (@Eric Cunningham)1482326714.0
If I were a minority President bordering on illegitimacy like @realDonaldTrump, I would be insecure too... https://t.co/UHjEVM2s2L— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari Sellers)1482327817.0
Losing the popular vote is becoming the new "Trump has tiny hands" for him. Impossible to let it go https://t.co/Xm2JVDbu4B— Joseph Karam (@Joseph Karam)1482328156.0
@realDonaldTrump Small minded, small everything Trump - get off the kindergarten playground & do your job & stop whining about popular vote!— StopTheInsanity (@StopTheInsanity)1482330731.0