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Kellyanne Conway trolled for 2016 tweet after Biden’s 306 electoral votes

The former White House adviser previously praised Trump for his ‘historic’ defeat over Hillary Clinton 

Kellyanne Conway is being trolled and called out on Twitter over a 2016 post praising Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election. 

It all started on Friday after CNN announced that the final electoral count for the 2020 election is Joe Biden: 306, Trump, 232. This is the same tally Trump had in 2016 that Conway considered a historic landslide. 

“306. Landslide. Blowout. Historic,” wrote Conway in a tweet that was resurfaced by The Lincoln Project. She was Trump’s campaign adviser when he defeated Hillary Clinton. Conway had quote-tweeted CNN’s projections for Trump at the time. She also noted that he won Michigan’s 16 electoral votes, bringing his total to 306. 

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Four years later, Michigan is one of five states that president-elect Biden flipped, along with Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia and Arizona. Trump won these areas in 2016, and throughout his presidency he often referenced this victory. 

Trump tweeted in 2018, “The Dems have tried every trick in the playbook-call me everything under the sun. But if I’m all of those terrible things, how come I beat them so badly, 306-223? Maybe they’re just not very good! The fact is they are going CRAZY only because they know they can’t beat me in 2020!,” 

Not only did the Dems crush Trump in the election, he’s now suing to have Biden’s win overturned. Trump and several Republicans are pushing the unsubstantiated claim that the election was stolen from him through widespread voter fraud. 

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Meanwhile, Conway announced in August that that she was exiting her White House counselor post, while her husband, George Conway, was also stepping back from The Lincoln Project, both said they wanted to focus on their family.

“I will be transitioning from the White House at the end of this month. George is also making changes,” Kellyanne said in a statement.

“We disagree about plenty but we are united on what matters most: the kids. Our four children are teens and ‘tweens starting a new academic year, in middle school and high school, remotely from home for at least a few months. As millions of parents nationwide know, kids ‘doing school from home’ requires a level of attention and vigilance that is as unusual as these times.”

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