Answers to Questions by Yair Davidiy (8 August 2017, 16 Av, 5777)
Is it true that Donald Trump actually won the popular vote?
Donald Trump invested in winning the Electoral Vote. That was what he needed. Dollar for dollar he did better than Clinton. The media was against him and he was using half the funds when compared to money expended by the opposition. If the popular vote had have been more important then he would have invested his limited funds there.
See the extract below:
Hillary Clinton breaks President Obama's 2012 spending record with $1.2 billion campaign
By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times - Saturday, December 10, 2016
He may be a billionaire, but President-elect Donald Trump showed during the presidential race that he knows how to stretch a buck.
The Republican candidate and his backers spent only half that of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her supporters on the way to his Nov. 8 victory, according to media reports on campaign spending released Friday.
The Clinton campaign, Democratic Party and pro-Clinton expenditure committees and PACs spent a record $1.2 billion, twice as much as the $600 million laid out by the Trump camp, Republicans and pro-Trump groups, the New York Post reported.
Trump did what had to be done with the relatively little he had. He knew good advice when he heard it and acted on it. Is that a crime?
And how bad has he been?
Is not the US Stock Market constantly improving? Has not big business more confidence now than it had previously?
Is there not a little more respect for law and order in the USA?'
'Are there not less illegals entering the country?
Did not the Europeans attempt to humiliate Trump and therefore the USA of which he is the head?'
'Did he not turn the tables?
' Are not foreign powers more wary in a de facto sense of antagonizing the USA than previously they had been?'
'Is not the atmosphere in Israel (and elsewhere in the Middle East) more calm and reassured than it previously had been?
Is not the Media excessively hostile?'
'Do not the Tweets keep the focus on Donald, the reporter boys occupied, and everybody away from mischief?
And this is just the beginning.
' It may be that in the end he will disappoint everyone. Who knows? I hope not. For the time being he is not doing so badly.'
'Here is hoping it only gets better and there is every chance it will do so.
'Give him a chance. Think positively.