President-Elect Donald Trump has a unique relationship with both Twitter and reality. He has been criticized since his surprising electoral win for inappropriate tweets. Some critics have accused him of not acting presidential, but his loyal support team is doubling down on their praises. Kellyanne Conway, one of Mr. Trump’s most vocal surrogates and aides, refused to criticize his storm of tweets. When asked if his constant incendiary remarks were president, Ms. Conway replied “Well, he’s the president-elect, so that’s presidential behavior, yes.”
Mr. Trump is currently losing the popular vote tally by over 2.5 million voters, a margin that may continue to grow as a few remaining Democrat-leaning states finish their vote tallies. On Twitter, the President-Elect claimed he was only losing because millions of illegal immigrants voted for Secretary Clinton.
His Vice President-Elect, Mike Pence, has said he doesn’t know if Mr. Trump’s claims are true or not when asked about them by George Stephanopoulos. The future Chief of Staff and former Chair of the Republican National Party, Reince Priebus, has also refused to denounce claims of voter fraud.
In recent weeks, Mr. Trump has criticized the New York Times before meeting with the editorial board of the newspaper. He has called protesters “unfair,” chastised Broadway stars for “harassing” Vice President-Elect Mike Pence and complained that Saturday Night Live is “unfunny” because it mocks him.
While these messages have drawn criticism, his remarks on the election itself have generated the most controversy. Even many of his supporters are starting to question his decisions to tweet incendiary remarks, with many voters asking him to please stop tweeting. Ms. Conway stated during her CNN appearance that President Trump might continue to tweet from his personal account.