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Obama Spokesman Taunts Trump Over Losing The Popular Vote

Unlike Donald Trump, President Obama won the popular vote (twice), White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest pointed out during a recent news conference, according to Breitbart News.

The spokesman apparently was dismissing the “mandate” that Trump claimed he received from voters when he won the Electoral College in the Nov. 8 election. However, the Republican nominee fell more than 3 million ballots short of Hillary Clinton in individual votes. Only three other times in history, most recently Al Gore’s loss to George W. Bush in 2000, had the popular-vote victor failed to capture the presidency.

When a reporter asked Earnest about Obama’s argument that he could have beaten Trump if he had been permitted to run for a third term, the spokesman noted that his boss won in 2008 as well as 2012 “with strong majorities — not just of the Electoral College, but actually a majority of the voting population.” Earnest added: “Now, the president-elect (Trump) didn’t get more votes, but he did win the election. And since Day One, this administration has been focused on ensuring a smooth and effective transition.”

The press secretary reminded the news media that Dwight Eisenhower (in 1952 and 1956) was the last president before Obama to get more than 51 percent of the popular vote in a pair of elections.

When asked whether Obama would agree to a debate with Trump, Earnest responded simply: “No.”

Source: Breitbart
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