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Trump Orders White House Staff To Display Map Of 2016 Election Results In The White House

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Trump Orders White House Staff To Display Map Of 2016 Election Results In The White House

President Donald Trump can’t seem to get over the Electoral College.

Trump has reportedly ordered his White House staff to hang a map displaying his 2016 Electoral College victory in the White House, according to The Hill.

“Spotted: A map to be hung somewhere in the West Wing,” tweeted One America News Network White House reporter Trey Yingst after spotting the framed map being carried through the White House by a Trump staffer.

During an interview with Reuters last month, the president interrupted a conversation about Chinese President Xi Jinping to distribute copies of a voter map with the areas he had won colored in red. Here’s how Reuters described it:

“Here, you can take that, that’s the final map of the numbers,” the Republican president said from his desk in the Oval Office, handing out maps of the United States with areas he won marked in red. “It’s pretty good, right? The red is obviously us.”

Days later, The Washington Post’s White House bureau chief reported that Trump had asked the Post to run the election map on the front page of their newspaper.

Salon adds:

In his first conversation as president with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Trump mentioned his election win. While it’s unclear whether his reference to the Electoral College was a nonsequitur in that context, it was indisputably an out-of-nowhere situation during a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in February.

After an Israeli reporter asked the president what he would say to Jews who “believe and feel that your administration is playing with xenophobia and maybe racist tones,” Trump replied, “Well, I just want to say that we are, you know, very honored by the victory that we had: 306 Electoral College votes. We were not supposed to crack 220. You know that, right? There was no way to 221, but then they said there’s no way to 270.”


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