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Trump Posts Eye-Opening NH Graphic, Trolls Democrats For Dismal Night, Helps With Pronouncing Buttigieg
U.S. President Donald Trump smiles while speaking during a visit to a Dana Inc. manufacturing facility in Warren, Michigan, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. Trump is traveling Thursday to Michigan and Iowa -- where he's expected to tout the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade pact just as Democrats try to win over voters in next weeks Iowa caucuses.
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President Trump easily won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night, as incumbents tend to do, but while his victory was predictable, the degree to which he drove voter turnout was another matter.

As The Daily Wire highlighted, Trump’s campaign posted a series of updates over the course of the evening showing the president far outpacing previous incumbents in terms of voter turnout. After the dust settled Wednesday morning, Trump posted a graphic from Fox News presenting some eye-opening numbers.

With 87% reporting, Trump garnered 120,476 votes in New Hampshire. Two of the three previous incumbent presidents who went on to win re-election managed less than half that turnout, and one less than two-thirds the total: President Barack Obama drew 49,080 votes in New Hampshire in 2012; President George W. Bush 53,962 in 2004; and President Bill Clinton 76,797 in 1996.

Trump’s post follows a series of updates from Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale Tuesday evening.

“Enthusiasm for [President Trump] is through the roof!” Parscale tweeted (posts below). “With approximately, 70% of precincts reporting, President Trump has surpassed the New Hampshire Primary vote total of every incumbent President running for re-election over the last four decades.”

“In NH primary tonight, [President Trump] is very likely to beat the vote percentages of the last 3 incumbent presidents who WON re-election. 1996 Bill Clinton 84% 2004 George W. Bush 80% 2012 Barack Obama 82% Trump right now is pushing 86%. This is historic strength!”

After promoting Parscale’s posts, Trump offered the left-leaning media the “big story” for which they are looking in vain on the Democratic side. “The Fake News Media is looking hard for the Big Democrat Story, but there is nothing too fabulous,” Trump wrote. “Wouldn’t a big story be that I got more New Hampshire Primary Votes than any incumbent president, in either party, in the history of that Great State? Not an insignificant fact!”

He followed that up with an early morning post Wednesday, declaring, “Fake News [CNN] and MSDNC have not surprisingly refused to talk about my record setting number of voters in New Hampshire (and in Iowa).”

While the primary results were streaming in Tuesday, Trump had some fun at his political opponents’ expense, firing off shots at embattled presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Tom Steyer, taking a swipe at “Crazy Bernie” Sanders (I-VT), and offering a phonetic spelling of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s name for those still trying to figure out how to pronounce it.

“Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to as Pocahontas, is having a really bad night,” Trump wrote in one trolling tweet Tuesday evening. “I think she is sending signals that she wants out. Calling for unity is her way of getting there, going home, and having a ‘nice cold beer’ with her husband!”

“Impeachment King Steyer (how did that work out?) spent 200 Million Dollars and got less than 1% of the vote in Iowa, and only 3% of the Vote in New Hampshire,” he wrote in another. “Could it be that something is just plain missing? Not easy to do what I did, is it?”

“Bootedgeedge (Buttigieg) is doing pretty well tonight,” the president noted later. “Giving Crazy Bernie a run for his money. Very interesting!”

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