Kellyanne Conway, the former campaign manager and current senior adviser for Donald Trump, upheld the Trump campaign’s long tradition of fabricating reality on Twitter by sending out an absurd tweet claiming that her candidate won in a historic landslide.
306. Landslide. Blowout. Historic. https://t.co/ObYZDo8cBq
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) November 28, 2016
Conway was referencing the final electoral college tally for Trump.
Despite Conway’s best efforts at spinning the election, Nate Silver, pollster and editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight, quickly served Conway a brutal reality check.
Actually way below average for a winner's total:
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) November 28, 2016
To put the election into more perspective, the only person over the last 28 years to win a lower share of the electoral college was George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004.
The Trump campaign’s lame attempt to exaggerate a close victory only highlights how embarrassingly insecure their candidate is.
Expect every piece of information regarding anything to do with Trump’s performance to be shined up and amplified to ridiculous extremes.
Because Trump’s motto was never really “Make America Great Again,” it was more like “Make America Think It’s Great Again.”
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