Saturday, March 18, 2017

5 Years Ago Trump Said The Electoral College Was "A Sham, A Travesty, A Disgusting Injustice"

(Background Note: On election night, 2012, Trump was briefly convinced that Obama would win The Electoral College while Mitt Romney would win The Popular Vote. What follows is Trump's election night "Twitter tantrum" in which he damns The Electoral College, declaring that an Electoral College victory not also validated by Popular Vote victory was a "sham, travesty and injustice" and signified "a disaster for democracy" which "made a laughingstock of our nation.")

2012: Donald Trump Freaks Out On Twitter
Shortly after President Barack Obama was announced the winner of the 2012 election, Donald Trump had what some might call a melodramatic freak out on Twitter. He condemned America's democratic process, said the Electoral College should get out of town and called for a revolution.

But Trump is still OK with the concept of freedom of speech and told the Twitterverse just how he felt.
We can't let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!
Lets fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us.
SEE ALSO: Twitter Users Donate Five Million LOLs to Donald Trump’s Announcement
This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!
Our country is now in serious and unprecedented never before.
Image courtesy of Flickr, Gage Skidmore.
[UPDATE: Donald Trump deleted a few of his earlier tweets from the night after negative backlash. But here's a screenshot of all of them, courtesy of New York Magazine.]

Donald Trump Weighs In On The Electoral College: "A Disaster For Democracy"

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"Why The Electoral College Is The Absolute Worst, Explained," Vox

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