Trump officials mocked Democrats in 2016 as 'sore losers' for not accepting election results

  

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Trump officials mocked Democrats in 2016 as 'sore losers' for not accepting election results
Top Donald Trump campaign and White House officials continue to baselessly assert there was widespread election fraud in the 2020 election and refuse to acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden's victory, but four years ago, those close to Trump mocked Democrats who didn't accept his victory as "sore losers." In 2016, Trump's allies routinely attacked recount efforts that they said were "based on no evidence" and were designed to "delegitimize" his 2016 victory.

The hypocrisy of the Trumpists knows no bounds.


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Top Donald Trump campaign and White House officials continue to baselessly assert there was widespread election fraud in the 2020 election and refuse to acknowledge President-elect   Joe Biden's   victory, but four years ago, those close to Trump mocked Democrats who didn't accept his victory as "sore losers."


In 2016, Trump's allies   routinely attacked recount efforts   that they said were "based on no evidence" and were designed to "delegitimize" his 2016 victory. They also commended President Barack Obama and administration officials for accepting the results of the election.

The comments were made in response to protests against Trump's victory, recount efforts sponsored by the Green Party and candidate Jill Stein, and efforts to persuade Electoral College voters to vote against Trump.

"You have people trying to delegitimize the President-elect of the United States right now," Kayleigh McEnany, then a CNN contributor, said in November 2016. "You have people out there that are calling for recounts that are unsubstantiated based on no evidence."


n one instance, Rudy Giuliani, who is today leading the charge to challenge the election results, called protesters against Trump's election "a bunch of spoiled crybabies," and added it was "really not the right thing in a democracy."


Matt Schlapp, a top Trump ally who has pushed baseless claims of voter fraud,   said on Fox Business   Clinton was on a "sore loser tour," saying, "She needs to get over it. She lost. Get out of the way and let Donald Trump be President."   Clinton conceded the 2016 election   to Trump on the morning after the election.

And, Jason Miller, another Trump spokesman, called recount efforts in 2016 "ridiculous" and attempts to "delegitimize" Trump's victory.


Many of those same allies are now bolstering   Trump's baseless and dangerous claim that the election is being stolen   out from under him, despite no evidence of widespread voting fraud.


The aides continue to feed   into Trump's delusion about winning the election and continue to work on his behalf to file longshot legal and recount efforts, despite a widening vote count in key battleground states in favor of Biden.

CNN's KFile reviewed statements from officials and allies. Here's what they said in 2016:


Kellyanne Conway



Conway, now the President's adviser and then-campaign manager,   hit Democrats   over recount efforts when speaking with "Meet the Press" in late November 2016.

"There's a respect there. And there is a respect for the process and the peaceful transition of power, which is why this recount by Jill Stein and now the Hillary (Clinton) people just is so confounding and disappointing. Their president, Barack Obama, is going to be in office for eight more weeks," Conway said. "They have to decide whether they're going to interfere with him finishing his business, interfere with the peaceful transition, transfer of power to President-elect Trump and Vice-President-elect Pence, or if they're going to be a bunch of crybabies and sore losers about an election they can't turn around."


Speaking on Hannity   several days later, Conway said Democrats "can't accept the election results." She had previously called those protesting Trump's win "cry babies" and "precious snowflakes," in a November appearance on "Justice with Judge Jeanine."


Kayleigh McEnany



McEnany attacked people who called for recount efforts as trying to delegitimize the President-elect on CNN Tonight in late November 2016.

"You have people trying to delegitimize the President-elect of the United States right now," McEnany said, adding that Trump won the Electoral College. "You have people out there that are calling for recounts that are unsubstantiated based on no evidence."

On the same day, McEnany commended Obama for accepting the results of the 2016 election and working with President-elect Trump during the transition, even calling Obama a "hero."

"We're commending the people who have put feelings aside and done what's for the betterment of the country and that's President Obama," she said. "Who put out a statement when this all was going on saying, 'Look, we believe the vote represents the voice of the American people.' And he has acted like a gracious, really hero in all of this, the way he's accepted this and moved on."


In December 2016 , McEnany said it was "inexcusable" to "question the legitimacy of the election" after Obama said there was no widespread fraud, and it was a legitimate election.


Jason Miller



Speaking on Fox Business Network in December 2016, Jason Miller, a spokesman for Trump, attacked Democrats trying to "delegitimize" Trump's victory.

"News flash for many of the partisan Democrats and those in the mainstream media who continue to try to delegitimize President-elect Trump's massive and historic win last month -- the election's over. Hillary Clinton lost," Miller said. "Now, President-elect Trump and Vice President-elect Pence are focused on going to work for the American people."

"And whether it was this nonsense about the recount or nonsense about the popular vote, you have to win 270 electoral votes to be elected president and President-elect Trump actually got 306," he added. "This is all really just an effort to try to delegitimize the win."

In November,   Miller told reporters   on a conference call that the recount effort was "ridiculous" and no chance of overturning the election results.

"I really do think it's ridiculous that so much oxygen has been given to the recount effort when there's absolutely no chance of any election results changing. This election's been decided," Miller said.


Rudy Giuliani



The former New York City mayor and personal attorney to Trump called anti-Trump protesters "a bunch of spoiled crybabies" in November 2016 after Trump's victory.

"The reality is they are a bunch of spoiled crybabies. And -- and somebody said -- I think I heard somebody said we're bringing up a generation of spoiled crybabies. Most of the kids aren't crying. Most of the kids are going to class,"   he said on Fox News .

On ABC News, Giuliani later called on Obama and Clinton to "say something about this" to anti-Trump protesters because it is "really not the right thing in a democracy." He further suggested that some might be "professional protesters."


Matt Schlapp



Schlapp, the Trump ally who is chairman of the American Conservative Union,   said in early December 2016 on Fox Business   that Clinton was on her "sore loser tour" and that she needed to "get out of the way" to allow Trump to become president.

"Hillary is on her sore loser tour. It started at Harvard where the Hillary campaign blamed everybody for Hillary's lost. And now we have her going through recounts. You know what she needs to do? She needs to get over it. She lost. Get out of the way and let Donald Trump be President," Schlapp said.

Clinton   conceded the 2016 election   to Trump on election night and delivered a concession speech the following day.


Kimberly Guilfoyle



Guilfoyle, then a Fox News-host and now a senior adviser to the Trump campaign, criticized people protesting the election results just days after the 2016 election.

"This is America. We live in a democracy. Everybody, when they woke up in the morning, was registered to vote, could go choose. So how about respecting the majority that also live here, and their vote should count,"   Guilfoyle said on Fox News .

She then mocked "this intellectual, pseudo-intellectual minority of people that didn't support him" for protesting and believing "their vote should count more than everybody else who went out there?"

"That makes no sense to me. Give somebody a chance," she said.


Katrina Pierson



As the national spokesperson for the Donald Trump 2016 presidential campaign and now a senior adviser to his 2020 campaign, Pierson attacked any recount efforts in the 2016 election.

In November 2016,   she tweeted , "Recount Ridiculousness! A generation of sore losers whines for a do-over." On a   Fox News appearance in late November 2016 , Pierson called a recount effort from Stein "sinister" and "suspect" because Stein was "nowhere close to even winning in any of these states."


Mercedes Schlapp



Schlapp, who is now a spokeswoman for the Trump campaign,   said on Fox Business in December 2016  that Democrats couldn't accept Trump's victory and were throwing a "tantrum."
"I have to tell you, I believe the Democrats are behaving like the Grinch of Christmas," she said.

"It's a fascinating group of these Democrats who can't seem to realize that it is time to move on. It is time to accept the fact that Trump will be the next President of the United States," she added. "And one of the key points of stability in our nation... is ensuring that we have a peaceful transition of power. And that at some point, Trump is pushing for this message of unity for all Americans. And unfortunately, the Democrats, they just want to throw a tantrum, which I think is hurtful for their party."






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Gsquared
1  seeder  Gsquared    2 weeks ago

Our long national nightmare is about to end.  With a little luck, we will never have to hear from any of these people again.

 
 
 
Dulay
1.1  Dulay  replied to  Gsquared @1    2 weeks ago

But isn't that a 'political hit list' G? /s

Seriously, NONE of those people or any of the other Trump sycophants care to be confronted with their own hypocrisy. I won't say they are embarrassed by it because I doubt that most of them have the conscience required to be embarrassed. 

THAT was then and this is now and in their cognitive dissonance, never the twain shall meet. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
1.1.1  seeder  Gsquared  replied to  Dulay @1.1    2 weeks ago
isn't that a 'political hit list'

No, but it would be a BEAUTIFUL example of 'cancel culture' at its finest...

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
1.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Gsquared @1    2 weeks ago

There will be no luck about it G^2.....

They will never shut-up, nor can they be counted on to speak anything even close to the truth.  It will just be like the past four years, except they won't have the office of the president to do it from.

 
 
 
Gsquared
1.2.1  seeder  Gsquared  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1.2    2 weeks ago
There will be no luck about it

I know.  Just wishful thinking on my part, I guess.

Hey, maybe one day, like a miracle, they will just disappear...

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
1.2.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Gsquared @1.2.1    2 weeks ago

Going to take about a decade...... That is unless Trump is convicted on tax evasion, or one of the other areas that the SDNY is working on.

 
 
 
Dulay
1.2.3  Dulay  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1.2.2    2 weeks ago
Going to take about a decade...

I don't know if it will happen even then. I mean Newt is still PAID to bloviate after all this time...

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
1.2.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1.2.2    2 weeks ago

Do you really think that his cult followers will even bring their heads out of the sand if he is convicted and goes to prison?

I don't think they will. They will say he was set up, framed, whatever, just to keep on with their cognitive dissonance. They can't face the truth because the truth is brutal and it's painful.

John wants trmp supporters to apologize. I think they can take their meaningless words and stuff 'em up their asses.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
1.2.5  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.2.4    2 weeks ago

I just want them to crawl back under the rocks from whence they came.

 
 
 
devangelical
1.2.6  devangelical  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1.2.5    2 weeks ago

uh, those aren't rocks in the dog park ...

 
 
 
devangelical
1.3  devangelical  replied to  Gsquared @1    2 weeks ago

their own hypocrisy is completely lost on those fucktards and always will be. the demographic that FOX appeals to can't remember anything after 2 weeks at the outside.

 
 
 
Gsquared
1.3.1  seeder  Gsquared  replied to  devangelical @1.3    2 weeks ago

If Fox changed positions during a commercial none of them would notice the difference.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

Donald Trump is an attention addict and to a lesser extent so are his kids. The same goes for his most well known lackeys.  No way any of them are going away. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
2.1  seeder  Gsquared  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 weeks ago
No way any of them are going away. 

How sad for the rest of us.

 
 
 
Dulay
2.2  Dulay  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 weeks ago

Well we still need to see the transcript of Eric's NY deposition don't we? I for one hope it was taped so I can watch him squirm...

Who knows what NY's AG has in store for them...

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
2.2.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Dulay @2.2    2 weeks ago

prison jumpsuits and sneakers with no laces

 
 
 
Kavika
3  Kavika     2 weeks ago
Rudy Giuliani, who is today leading the charge to challenge the election results, called protesters against Trump's election "a bunch of spoiled crybabies," and added it was "really not the right thing in a democracy."

LOL, Mr. Four Seasons is the laughing stock of the country it would be good to keep him around for entertainment purposes. He could star in another Borat movie on the XXX channel.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @3    2 weeks ago

Maybe we'll see Rudy in some soft porn flick on Skin-e-max some late Saturday night

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.2  Tessylo  replied to  Kavika @3    2 weeks ago

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Nerm_L
4  Nerm_L    2 weeks ago

Democrats were sore losers in 2016.  And Democrats aren't getting anything like they gave.

Republicans should be jubilant.  Joe Biden won the White House but Democrats were punished down ballot.  And now Democrats are blaming each other for their own down ballot defeat.

Donald Trump lost his contest but the Republican Party won the 2020 election.  Wave 'bye bye' to that blue wave.

 
 
 
Dulay
4.1  Dulay  replied to  Nerm_L @4    2 weeks ago
And Democrats aren't getting anything like they gave.

Right, because Clinton refused to concede and Obama refused to allow the transition to go forward and denied Trump access to the leadership of key agencies  and Sec. John Kerry stated that there would be a smooth transition to the Clinton first term and refused to forward messages to Trump from foreign leaders and the IC refused to give Trump the Presidential Briefings and to brief Trump on the US's intelligence on the foreign leaders he would be in contact with. 

Oh wait...

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
4.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Nerm_L @4    2 weeks ago

Funny thing is, 2016 didn't drag out like this one. Yes there were close states but Trump went over 300 EC votes. Not this time.........for either of them. And the fat lady truly hasn't sung yet but she is warming up. And we have blasts from the past instead of plain celebration here at NT. Just can't let go of that blissful ignorance for one moment and MUST backtrack to 2016. I guess it will take awhile for the TDS to subsided but this is just fucking ridiculous..............and funny as hell. These people aren't even happy in victory...........Sad but funny to read the gloating ignorance of what lies ahead.............

 
 
 
Nerm_L
4.2.1  Nerm_L  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.2    2 weeks ago
Funny thing is, 2016 didn't drag out like this one. Yes there were close states but Trump went over 300 EC votes. Not this time.........for either of them. And the fat lady truly hasn't sung yet but she is warming up. And we have blasts from the past instead of plain celebration here at NT. Just can't let go of that blissful ignorance for one moment and MUST backtrack to 2016. I guess it will take awhile for the TDS to subsided but this is just fucking ridiculous..............and funny as hell. These people aren't even happy in victory...........Sad but funny to read the gloating ignorance of what lies ahead.............

The plain facts are that the Republican Party won the 2020 election.  Joe Biden didn't do a thing for the Democratic Party.

Delaying the transition allows the open hostility within the Democratic Party to die down.  In some ways, Trump is actually doing Joe Biden a favor.  Biden did not unite the Democratic Party, so can't unite the country.  Joe Biden quickly making a transition could spark a civil war within the Democratic Party.

The far left factions in the Democratic Party aren't going to settle for political fluff and participation awards.  The election didn't finish the Resistance.

 
 
 
Dulay
4.2.2  Dulay  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.2    2 weeks ago
Yes there were close states but Trump went over 300 EC votes.

Not before the recounts he didn't. If you're going to talk about fat ladies singing, don't ignore the fact that the fat lady didn't sing in 2016 until mid-DECEMBER.

BTFW, it wasn't Clinton who filed for the recounts and it WAS Trump who fought AGAINST recounts in 2016. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
4.2.3  seeder  Gsquared  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.2    2 weeks ago

Hmmm.  Interesting comment.  (Not really)  As George W. Bush so aptly put it:  "That was some weird shit."  But, thanks for playing!

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
4.2.4  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.2    2 weeks ago
Yes there were close states but Trump went over 300 EC votes. Not this time.........for either of them.

Total bullshit. The 2016 election was actually a lot closer than 2020 and Hillary could have refused to accept the media results which had Trump up by 110,000 votes in key swing States. Instead, like a grown up, she conceded the race on 11/09/2016 and Democrats faithfully started the process of transition. Now Biden is up by over 300,000 in those key swing States and the rational media outlets that weren't intimidated by Trump and his peons have Biden at 306 electoral votes.

So when you say "not this time" the difference is that Biden is winning by three times the numbers of votes than Trump won with in 2016 yet Trump and his whiny sycophants refuse to concede. We are witnessing a full on toddler tantrum by the right making shit up, lying, whining, bitching, moaning, sniveling and rage crying because they are sore losers, not because there is actually some legitimate reason to not trust the election results.

 
 
 
Ender
5  Ender    2 weeks ago

My how people can do a complete 180.

 
 
 
Ender
5.1  Ender  replied to  Ender @5    2 weeks ago
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Dismayed Patriot
6  Dismayed Patriot    2 weeks ago

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Well I think we can all agree, Trump is the #1 Sore Loser.

You just don't get a bigger sorer loser than Trump, his level of sore loser is truly monumental.

 
 
 
TᵢG
6.1  TᵢG  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @6    2 weeks ago

"I am the best sore loser;  nobody has ever been as sore a loser as me.  Believe me, I know how to lose sorely better than anyone."

 
 
 
MUVA
6.1.1  MUVA  replied to  TᵢG @6.1    2 weeks ago

I [deleted]

 
 
 
TᵢG
6.1.2  TᵢG  replied to  MUVA @6.1.1    2 weeks ago

MUVA, what value do you see in making such a juvenile and demonstrably false allegation?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
6.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  MUVA @6.1.1    2 weeks ago

If you can't tell that TiG is mocking trmp and throwing his own words back at him (sorta), then there is no hope.

 
 
 
devangelical
6.1.4  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.1.3    2 weeks ago

... that train left the station 40+ years ago.

 
 
 
Dulay
6.1.5  Dulay  replied to  TᵢG @6.1.2    2 weeks ago

The 'value' of getting away with taunting. 

 
 
 
TᵢG
6.1.6  TᵢG  replied to  Dulay @6.1.5    2 weeks ago

I suppose, but that seems childish and pointless.

 
 
 
Dulay
6.1.7  Dulay  replied to  TᵢG @6.1.6    2 weeks ago

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TᵢG
6.1.8  TᵢG  replied to  Dulay @6.1.7    2 weeks ago

It is so pointless.   Do people really think that these lame false allegations somehow 'hurt' the intended subject?   I suspect they only serve to tarnish the credibility of the accuser.

 
 
 
Dulay
6.1.9  Dulay  replied to  TᵢG @6.1.8    2 weeks ago
It is so pointless.  Do people really think that these lame false allegations somehow 'hurt' the intended subject?  

It seems that is their hope but I don't think that it matters as long as they get a pat on the back from their clan. 

I suspect they only serve to tarnish the credibility of the accuser.

Judging from the plethora of false allegations made here, credibility isn't high on their list and for some, it isn't on their list at all. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
6.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @6    2 weeks ago

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
6.2.1  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.2    2 weeks ago

"...Get crazy with the cheese-whiz..."

I don't know why, but that part always made me giggle.

 
 
 
Tacos!
7  Tacos!    2 weeks ago

The situations are both similar and different.

When the parties attack each other for demanding recounts, the hypocrisy is massive. At some point, they all demand recounts or allege improprieties. In this case, I think Trump is tilting at windmills, but it's his right, have at it. I think the effort will fail.

In 2016, though, the vote processes and counts weren't the issue. Democrats didn't dispute that Trump found himself legally in a position to be the next president. They just hated the idea so much that they wanted to undo it. Not correct an error or fraud, but to undo what they agreed was a legitimate process.

And thus, we had the many calls for electors to ignore the votes in their states and vote for Clinton. That's entirely different from demanding a recount or investigating unfair practices in voting. 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
7.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tacos! @7    2 weeks ago

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Dulay
7.2  Dulay  replied to  Tacos! @7    2 weeks ago

Right because the fact that Russian interference in Trump's favor had nothing to do with the concept that Trump was a illegitimate CANDIDATE. /s

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
8  Hal A. Lujah    2 weeks ago

All these morons have had four years to practice how not to look hypocritical when Trump loses.  He was a walking shit show, exhibiting daily embarrassments, showing less than zero empathy for anyone whether they were a citizen or not.  They all failed as much as Trump has.

 
 
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