Trump Thanks Hillary for Conceding; Says He Wouldn’t Have Done the Same

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President-elect Donald Trump said he appreciates the gracious concession call he received from his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, after the results of their bitter presidential contest were finalized. But he also said he wouldn’t have extended the same courtesy to her had he won the popular vote but lost the electoral college the way she did.

“’What a rigged system!’ is how I would have put it,” Trump said in an interview on Fox News this morning. “To win more votes than the other candidate and still lose the election? Of course I would have accused the system of being rigged. Who wouldn’t? Hillary Clinton wouldn’t, that’s who. And I appreciate that.”

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Trump said he would have hounded her day and night. “I would have said that the will of half of America was being ignored, and if people resorted to violence, well, who could blame them? But, luckily, I won the electoral college so it never came to that.”

In the final vote count, Clinton won 60,071,781 votes, or 47.7 percent of the vote, compared to Trump, who won 59,791,135 votes, or 47.5 percent. However, because of the way the votes were distributed, Trump won in the electoral college, 290 to 228.

Trump said Clinton spared the country a lot of grief, something he wouldn’t have done. “She wanted to protect the foundation of our democracy,” he said. “Good for her. That’s not something I would have cared about. I would have set our country on fire. Luckily I won and our country isn’t in the crisis I would have caused.”

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