Hillary Clinton Won the Popular Vote by 2,864,974 Votes

Hillary Clinton Leads by 2.8 Million in Final Popular Vote Count

Tweets by Trump

The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2012

In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016

It would have been much easier for me to win the so-called popular vote than the Electoral College in that I would only campaign in 3 or 4--

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016

I would have done even better in the election, if that is possible, if the winner was based on popular vote - but would campaign differently

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2016