Two immediate thoughts crossed my mind.
The first was that this sounded almost exactly like an interview I heard on ESPN with a little 12-year-old boy whose team had just lost the finals of the Little League World Series by a score of 8-3. He said, in total seriousness with the hilarious, oblivious illogic of a 12-year-old child, "If it wasn't for the fourth inning, it would have been a tie."
The second though was -- oh, dear Lord, if this is how Trump acts after winning the Presidency of the United States, and he's SO pathetically insecure that he spins wildly out of control because reality shows his opponent actually, literally got more popular votes than him, we are in for a very long four years. Or however many years he's able to remain in office before the Justice Department or AMA intervenes.
There are a lot of reasons people have postulated for Trump's tweetstorm on losing the popular vote and by so much. One is that it's laying the groundwork for a campaign to "crackdown" on imaginary illegal voting and "voter fraud." Another is that he's trying to change the perception of the concept of trusting facts and the truth. Some of all that might be at play, as well as other reasons. But I still like my position that he's just chronically and pathologically insecure. And he is absolutely unable to take that someone is more popular than he is, especially a woman.
This is horrific stuff, a person like this in the White House, the most powerful man in the world, in control of nuclear bombs -- as well as overseeing all the small stuff (small, in comparison to nukes and global power) that he's in charge of, often without even needing to go through Congress for approval. But there you have it -- mere weeks after winning the election for President of the United States, Trump is creating an avalanche of maniacal whining that the truth is not true for the basic reason that he really, honestly lost the popular vote.
But as I was doing my best to keep my rolling eyes in their sockets and keep my spinning head on my neck, I realized something. Maybe Trump has a point here.
I mean, seriously -- if Trump says that "millions of votes were illegally cast" -- maybe we should believe him!!! Maybe that's why he "won." Hey, it's his words, his insistence, not mine... Yes, I know it's hardly the sort of pronouncement you'd expect to hear from someone who surprisingly got more electoral votes than expected but was crushed in the popular vote. But if he's the one (the winner!) who says millions of votes were illegally cast -- I for one am willing to consider his words.
And to correct this apparently grievous miscarriage of justice of illegal votes that he insists wee supposedly cast, I eagerly await Trump joining in the chorus of calls for recounts to set the matter straight!!