I’ve spoken about this before, but we Presidents aren’t elected by a majority of the popular vote, but by the majority of member of the Electoral College. Twice in the last 16 years we’ve elected someone who lost the popular vote but won the electoral vote.
In 2000 President George W. Bush became our 43rd President even though he lost the popular vote by 540,000 votes. But if President Bush reacted to this, I have not been able to find anything. He moved on and went about the business of running the country.
Not so in 2016. President Trump lost the popular vote by nearly 3,000,000 votes. A smart leader would see this and recognize the need to build bridges and give the 65,844,610 voters who chose Secretary Clinton cause to reconsider.
Instead, like any cry baby bully, he continues to insist he was cheated out of the popular vote by “the illegals.” I’ve said this before, but good leaders command respect while poor leaders crave approval.
Today Press Secretary Sean Spicer claimed the President “has believed that for a while based on studies and information he has.” But it’s not based on studies or information we have.
Mr. Trump, you do not serve us (your employers) well when you spend your time and energy lying to us.