Protesters demonstrate against President-elect Donald Trump outside Independence Hall November 13, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photograph: (Getty)
In 2012 he called it a 'disaster for a democracy', but after winning the US election despite losing the popular vote he said it was 'genius'
Donald Trump in 2012 stated on Twitter that the electoral college was a "disaster for democracy", but his opinion has reversed itself ever since being elected the next US president despite losing the popular vote.
That feeling when the system is rigged, but then you realize it's rigged in a way that benefits you pic.twitter.com/rCCCjUzEPr— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) November 15, 2016
On Tuesday, Trump said that the electoral college was "actually genius".
Trump appeared sensitive against the charge that his presidency isn't a reflection of the will of the American populace, and defended himself for winning the presidency even though more Americans voted for Hillary Clinton
If the election were based on total popular vote I would have campaigned in N.Y. Florida and California and won even bigger and more easily— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2016