Donald Trump may have won the election, but it doesn’t look like his finished first in the popularity contest.
The president-elect took 276 electoral college votes versus Hillary Clinton’s 218, but the loser is actually ahead of the winner per the popular vote. With 98 percent of the voting recorded, Clinton has 59,319,829 votes. Trump has 59,142,210.
That’s more than a 170,000 vote advantage for the former Secretary of State. Unfortunately, that counts for jack squat — a fact that Trump actually trashed during our last presidential election.
"I think Trump, no matter what anybody thinks of him, is doing a good job at trying to get these states — and all of the American people — what they need," Dennis Quaid told the Daily Beast in April 2020.
Comedian Roseanne Barr tweeted a picture of herself wearing a "Trump 2020" baseball cap with the caption, "2020 vision."
“All I gotta say is Trump 2020, bitch. Fuck I look like paying an extra 33 in taxes for Biden," rapper Lil Pump said on his Instagram story in October 2020.
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus in a statement on his Twitter "strongly recommend(s) you consider Donald J. Trump for another four years. I certainly have and have already cast my vote for him!"
Lil Wayne shocked fans on Oct. 29 when he tweeted a photo of himself with President Trump. He captioned the pic by saying that "besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership."
NFL Legend Brett Favre tweeted, "In this election, we have freedom of choice, which all should respect. For me & these principles, my Vote is for @RealDonaldTrump."