President Trump’s electoral map leaves out this big factor

President Trump’s electoral map leaves out this big factor 1

 

President Trump is known to love using visuals to get his point across. Especially an electoral map from 2016 that shows nearly the entire country supports him. Chris Cillizza explains why this map doesn’t show the full picture, but why the President won’t stop pushing it.

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68 Comments on "President Trump’s electoral map leaves out this big factor"

  1. Hey, Chris here — are you a visual learner?

    • O SNOOPY SNOOP | March 24, 2020 at 8:36 PM | Reply

      @Usagi Dango 💯💪HUH?!✌😂😂😂

    • O SNOOPY SNOOP | March 24, 2020 at 8:40 PM | Reply

      @CJ BVD SHHH, YOU’VE BEEN ON MUTE FOOL BUT YOU CAN KEEP TALKIN’ TO YO’ SELF THO’!!🆗👿👋👋✌😂😂😂

    • O SNOOPY SNOOP | March 24, 2020 at 8:44 PM | Reply

      @CJ BVD AHHH, I DONE MUTED YOU ON BOTH ☎ ☎ PHONES, THANX SKIPPY LA POO💩POO💩!!🆗👿👋👋✌😂😂😂

    • Bharat Varsha | March 24, 2020 at 10:39 PM | Reply

      India Prime Minister Mr. Modi has just now declared a nationwide shutdown for 21 days starting 00:00 hrs 25th March. All airlines, trains, shops, offices, institutions, parks, public places apart from essential services in 1.3 billion population country will be in curfew mode enforced by law enforcement agency ! A historic decision to prevent the country going the Italy way with timelines exceeding the virus gestation period !

    • O SNOOPY SNOOP | March 24, 2020 at 10:41 PM | Reply

      *HEADZ UP: AOC IS ON YOUTUBE NOW ON MSNBC, SO, GET YA GET YA GET YA,GET YA TROLL ON!!🆗👿👋👋✌😂😂😂*

  2. SIRskinnyDICKEMS | March 24, 2020 at 2:32 PM | Reply

    😂😂ohhh politics, more important than the public’s health…classic

    • SIRskinnyDICKEMS just because theres a health crisis means we have to stop talking about politics? i hope you realize we’re still gunna be voting in november regardless. we cant stop worrying about other important things when one big problem comes around

    • Libtard Destroyer | March 24, 2020 at 3:56 PM | Reply

      @Woah Lyrics TRUMP 2020

    • @Libtard Destroyer wow you really destroyed those libtards huh?

    • Not a single post about Pelosi’s communist hostage demand she put forth today, instead this. Trump is bad cause he reads maps wrong. *facepalm*

  3. “I don’t see any way Hillary doesn’t win the presidency” -CNN

    • Jimmy MacKinnon | March 24, 2020 at 8:01 PM | Reply

      @98LowDown “Sanctuary” cities. It highlights exactly what you’re saying

    • Chihuahuas HOC | March 24, 2020 at 8:07 PM | Reply

      Jimmy MacKinnon I said Trump looks funny because he’s Orange. Not white not black Orange. You tried to say I’m a racist for pointing out how ridiculous he looks. Race was not mentioned till you tried it. Trump is a master of spin. So are you. Have a nice evening

    • Jimmy MacKinnon | March 24, 2020 at 8:47 PM | Reply

      @Chihuahuas HOC Oh, so describing someone the way they look and saying a color to describe them isn’t called racism. Sounds like racism. Obviously you wouldn’t consider it racism because liberals have a definition of racism that is way off from the actual truth.

    • Matthew Huszarik | March 24, 2020 at 9:54 PM | Reply

      Dale Anderson Yes you guys always have some deranged conspiracy theory just never any facts of evidence. You must find it difficult to live in this world when everything you believe in is BS propaganda.

    • Matthew Huszarik | March 24, 2020 at 9:56 PM | Reply

      The Kid White Supremists aren’t know for being the brightest. This sounds exactly like something they would come up with.

  4. Belinda Hearn | March 24, 2020 at 2:39 PM | Reply

    How come no one is focused on what we can do to make this counrty better as individuals adding to nonpartisan America that is inclusive of all. We as humans cannot seem to get ourselves together it is not about believing in people but action that equals integrity and value across the board.

    • @Dylan Weaver indeed, while I disagree still about the morals of it, you’re absolutely right about that. Less liberal babies being bounced around in single parent homes groomed to be government dependent. Interesting way to look at it. Yes, fathers’ rights have been neglected especially when it comes to court.

    • Jimmy MacKinnon | March 24, 2020 at 8:04 PM | Reply

      @Taylor N Bingo!!

    • Dylan Weaver | March 24, 2020 at 8:30 PM | Reply

      @Taylor N I love rational discussions. Good on you, stay sanitary, I hope your family is well

    • @Jimmy MacKinnon you just like the electoral college because that’s how your guy won and Jerry mandering by the Republicans didnt have anything to do with it either did it?

    • Belinda Hearn preach girl! Amen! 👍

  5. Mike Holcomb | March 24, 2020 at 2:41 PM | Reply

    This one might be fun to come back to after the election.

  6. CNn accusing others of making stuff up, that’s the pot calling the kettle black

  7. What are they doing. This would have been a good video 4 years ago. Keep it up CNN nothing more important going on right now

  8. “More than half the Population in 4.6% of counties” now imagine if we didn’t have the electoral college.

    • Normal Viewer | March 24, 2020 at 9:39 PM | Reply

      @I_am_me I concur. being content with what you have is probably one of best ways to be.

    • @OniKage lmao no. Read my comment again. But the value of land and the value of space, especially to farmers, is underrated by you and others in this comment section

    • @Jj H Do you even know what the majority is? It’s 50%+1 person. If you want to even claim that she won the majority of even the people she voted, she didn’t. She won 48% of the popular vote. Trump won 46% of the popular vote. This is called a PLURALITY, not a majority.

      Besides, the popular vote is a not a voice for the American people, because only about 60% of the voting-eligible population actually votes.

    • @Jj H You’re not seeing my point on the water issue. Water is just one issue. What happens when cities vote to pass bills for the benefit of the people instead of for YOU or the farmers who actually need other sort of legislation? Your voice doesn’t get counted. It’s similar for small states. The issues for small states in rural areas are different than those for large states with primarily urban areas. The rationale in favor of the electoral college helps provide small states with a voice.

    • @Jj H I brought up LA and the Bay Area because you kept attacking people in this thread for not living in those areas and understanding what the problem is. And yeah, as someone mentioned earlier, the problem with the poor is due to local government, not the federal government. But nice non-sequitor. Let’s bring it back to the argument about the EC, shall we?

  9. Hey Chris! I like maps also. Like the one showing CNN’s rating drop like a rock.

    • Only a dumbfuck Trump supporter would look at a map and proceed to say CNN’s ratings are dropping like a rock.

    • Good for you fuckstick Chris.   Just shows all welfare thugs live in the big cities.

    • @Solomon Herrera Yes you are correct! Fox is the mainstream media also. Now if you will excuse me I need to go club some baby seals.

    • Solomon Herrera | March 24, 2020 at 8:34 PM | Reply

      @Coke Cans And Winglets Are u trying to say Fox didn’t pay out the victims of Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailles

    • Edgeworld Pictures | March 24, 2020 at 9:18 PM | Reply

      you must like your news from one source: the fascist WH.

  10. Crimson Katana | March 24, 2020 at 3:06 PM | Reply

    As a kid we do NOT say “zuh”

  11. Biden is running on a platform of “I’m going to die, here’s my VP, (insert non-white woman)”

    • Juliana Blewett | March 24, 2020 at 4:00 PM | Reply

      @Libtard Destroyer hey snowflake … Your “unpresident” is going to be known as Cofefe-19, denier of death, the moronic magistrate. #TrumpLiesPeopleDie

    • Libtard Destroyer | March 24, 2020 at 4:08 PM | Reply

      @Juliana Blewett Trump is going to win the popular vote next election, sweetie 😘

    • Ralph Calhoun | March 24, 2020 at 4:31 PM | Reply

      awwwww, racist pos dont like that idea ?? lmmfao… pure garbage pal.

    • And he will certainly have my vote if that’s the case. Fight fire with fire. Put a Black or Hispanic on the ticket and kick those Republicans asses like Obama did…with record breaking numbers by the way…something Trump could never do.

    • @Juliana Blewett Wait a minute YOU LIBERALS ARE THE SNOWFLAKES.Get it right stupid!!!

  12. I like the like to dislike visual on this video.

  13. Honestly i dont understand why their even is the need for political party’s, maybe to break the U.S. in half once and for all?

    • @Ykcub Evan , it’s ignorant uneducated bottom of ladder people like you that insist on interjecting meaningless BS into intelligent cordial conversations. Please STFU and get busy fixing up your trailer or something…

    • @Sean O’Neil do you know the difference between an Elector in the Electoral College and a sitting Representative or Senator in Congress?
      Nothing personal, just checking.
      Seriously not being salty or anything, just checking.
      You seem like a nice guy with legit interest.

    • @S Tho I know that the electoral college is mainly just for show and that those are chosen to be an elector in the elector college are basically forced to vote according to what the majority of the popular vote in their state chose (with some exceptions such as Nevada).

      I also know that a Representative and/or Senator is elected through popular vote, but then is no longer beholden to their constituents once they have gained their seat (though the wise listen to their constituents or they only serve one term).

      And yeah, didn’t feel any saltiness or meanness in your question as I don’t know all the details of each and why I was trying to feel out your ideas in the previous replies. Thanks for believing I’m a nice guy as I try to be as much as I can.

    • Liquid Snake | March 24, 2020 at 9:02 PM | Reply

      Divide and conquer is the plan of the person behind the 2 parties, which play both sides

    • jendnd nnsnsdn | March 24, 2020 at 9:47 PM | Reply

      Taylor N why yall always tryna put words in somebody mouth lmao 🤦🏽‍♂️ i never even said nun about getting rid of em. I literally just said what one of our founding fathers said about them. jesus christ 😐

  14. Derek Hershey | March 24, 2020 at 3:29 PM | Reply

    2016 says hi.

    The CNN Propaganda started early this election.

  15. “Try to impeach this”
    Me: Bet

  16. Robbie Salome | March 24, 2020 at 3:35 PM | Reply

    ✡SHEMA YISRAEL;
    ADONAI ELOHEINU, ADONAI ECHAD,
    ONE (1) IN TRUTH, (1) IN SPIRIT
    SOMETHING 🆘️CNN🆘️, DOESN’T UNDERSTAND❓

  17. This guy makes me feel sick, I might have the democratvirus.

  18. Aiden Wishart | March 24, 2020 at 3:46 PM | Reply

    This guy’s voice sounds like Mr. Incredible’s insurance agency boss

  19. Qidong John Liang | March 24, 2020 at 4:11 PM | Reply

    It’s almost all red now due to Corv -19 😂 does the president like this way of interpretation?

  20. Gone Outside | March 24, 2020 at 5:54 PM | Reply

    Talk about how the left is hating on the country.

    • Its are not is hating on the country! And the word hating is incorrect in this context! MAGA hows that going for you?

    • Hating on Tboi is not hating on the country. On the contrary, it is patriotic. MAGATARDS are the traitors in this country.

    • TripleAstyle1 A | March 24, 2020 at 7:44 PM | Reply

      @Dusty Rains traitors would be better defined by those who do not the ELECTED PRESIDENT. So your a traitor, plain and simple.

    • @TripleAstyle1 A Traitors are those who call for China to interfere in our elections. Or stand next to Putin and say he believes Putin over our intelligence services. And by extension, cult followers are also to be considered as traitors.

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