Donald Trump hasn’t been back on Twitter long but he’s already ruffling the feathers.
In a seemingly innocent tweet, the President-elect celebrated the electoral college on Tuesday morning:
The US presidency is not chosen directly by voters: instead, they have ‘electors’ – that is people who are voted in by American citizens, to vote in the elections.
The more people in a state, the more electors an area has. In total, there are 538 electors who meet with 435 members of Congress and 100 Senators as well as three additional electors for the District of Columbia. Together, they vote in a president.
Thus, Trump's victory is the result of the electoral college - and not the popular vote (which Hillary Clinton actually won).
Finally, he's beginning to fill his Twitter feed with some unity. Positive sentiments.
Hang on. Doesn't he hate the electoral college?
We bring you to the following 2012 tweet:
In fact, here's an anti-electoral college tirade:
'Oh dear' the internet responded...
Oh dear indeed.