Trump Full of Laughs: "Hillary Clinton was a Great Candidate"

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Trump told NBC's Meet the Press that he would rather run against "sleepy" Joe Biden than Hillary or anybody else.

Sleepy Joe

“I actually think that Hillary Clinton was a great candidate. She was very smart. She was very tough. She was ruthless and vicious. I would actually run against Biden," said Trump.

When asked why, Trump responded "Sleepy Joe. He's sleepy. She was not sleepy.”

Popular Vote

In the interview, Trump made a strong point about losing the popular vote.

He did not campaign to win the popular vote. He campaigned to win the electoral college.

He wrote off California and Illinois. He went to Maine four times to pick up one vote, and he got it.

He would have picked up a lot more votes in California if the popular vote actually mattered and he campaigned there.

Trump Makes Strong Case

Trump has a strong case about how he campaigned and why. He expressed his electoral college viewpoint well.

We do not know what would have happened because the converse is true as well. How many Democrats did not vote because it did not matter?

Regardless, we can say Hillary did not run a tough, smart campaign. Her campaign was based on winning votes, not states.

Congratulations, Hillary! You won the campaign you fought. It just didn't matter.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (21)
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Menaquinone
Menaquinone

The 'Sleepy Joe' moniker baits Biden into radical tirades just perfect for negative TV ads.

lol
lol

Will El presidente Maduro errrr Trump gov't survive the year?Deficits don't matter......until they do!Deficits are rising at hypersonic speed,one has to ask will there be anything left of his govt in a year without massive fed monetization?

Tengen
Tengen

Someday Trump should discuss the yawning chasm between candidate Trump and President Trump.

Was thinking a few days ago that if he starts an armed conflict with Iran, someday he'll give a Condoleezza Rice-style interview where he blames the tunnel vision of being in office for veering so far off course.

Greggg
Greggg

I bet every candidate puts on their very best for the AIPAC Conference.

Sechel
Sechel

You're giving Trump way too much credit for the outcome. Trump expected to lose. Just because the results turned out a certain way doesn't mean Trump had a master plan. He did not