President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter early Sunday to call attention to the stinging hypocrisy of Hillary Clinton after her campaign announced Saturday they would participate in the Wisconsin vote recount initiated by the Green Party's Jill Stein.
Stein officially met the deadline to file for a recount in Wisconsin on Friday, pledging to also initiate recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania. But to the surprise of many, Clinton's general counsel announced in a blog post on Saturday that Clinton's failed campaign would also participate in the vote recount, citing a desire to ensure the integrity of the election results.
This despite Obama administration officials saying they have full confidence in the election results and that the will of the American people was heard on Election Day.
Still, it doesn't erase the fact that Clinton and other Democrats lectured Trump and his supporters over the election results. No matter the result on Election Day, Democrats said Trump must accept the will of the American people.
Of course, Clinton never thought she'd be on the losing side. But Trump hasn't forgot those lectures. In a statement on Saturday, he declared Stein's recount effort a "scam" designed to raise money for her party.
In several tweets late Saturday and early Sunday, Trump took it a step further and pointed out the hypocrisy that is Clinton's participation in the recount: that she only wanted America to accept the results of the election if she won.
The Democrats, when they incorrectly thought they were going to win, asked that the election night tabulation be accepted. Not so anymore!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1480219192.0
Hillary Clinton conceded the election when she called me just prior to the victory speech and after the results were in. Nothing will change— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1480249171.0
Trump then went on to tweet comments Clinton made during one of the presidential debates, when she scolded Trump for not saying outright that he would accept the results of the election:
Hillary's debate answer on delay: "That is horrifying. That is not the way our democracy works. Been around for 240 years. We've had free --— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1480251303.0
and fair elections. We've accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them, and that is what must be expected of anyone standing on a -— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1480251668.0
during a general election. I, for one, am appalled that somebody that is the nominee of one of our two major parties would take that kind --— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1480252085.0
of position." Then, separately she stated, "He said something truly horrifying ... he refused to say that he would respect the results of --— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1480252686.0
this election. That is a direct threat to our democracy." She then said, "We have to accept the results and look to the future, Donald --— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1480252998.0
Trump is going to be our President. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead." So much time and money will be spent - same result! Sad— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1480253370.0
Stein is initiating recounts in three of the states that paved the path for Trump to win the White House. The president-elect ended up securing more than 300 electoral votes, but without winning Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, Trump would not be president.
However, there isn't much to worry about for Trump and Republicans. Even the experts the Clinton campaign consulted about the election results said there were no abnormalities and that it was a fair election.