Five times in history a person has been elected president of the United States after losing the popular vote: John Quincy Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, George W. Bush, and now, Donald J. Trump.
President-elect Trump, unable to accept he is not lovingly adored by a majority of the voting public, insisted, via Twitter, that the only reason he lost the popular election was due to voting by undocumented migrant workers (tolerantly referred to as the “illegals”, by people who vote for people like Trump).
Vice-President-elect Mike Pence appeared on ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos and attempted to defend President-elect Trump’s comments by saying the president-elect is “entitled” to make such claims.
Pence said, “He’s entitled to express his opinion on that. I think the American people find it very refreshing that they have a president who will tell them what’s on his mind.”
Stephanopoulos, without missing a beat, responded with, “Whether it’s true or not.”