President-elect Donald Trump celebrated the official tally of the electoral college vote, taking the opportunity to boast about his unexpected victory.
“Today marks a historic electoral landslide victory in our nation’s democracy,” he said in a statement.
Trump has been celebrating his victory since winning the election on November 8th. But he took the opportunity to humiliate the media and Democratic protesters after weeks of speculation that the electoral college could theoretically choose a different candidate.
“We did it!” he wrote on Twitter. “Thank you to all of my great supporters, we just officially won the election (despite all of the distorted and inaccurate media).”
Trump thanked his supporters and the American people for electing him as their president.
“The official votes cast by the Electoral College exceeded the 270 required to secure the presidency by a very large margin, far greater than ever anticipated by the media,” he said.
Trump cited the “millions of hard working men and women” who supported his campaign, but he did not note his opponent Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote.
“With this historic step we can look forward to the bright future ahead. I will work hard to unite our country and be the President of all Americans,” he said. “Together, we will make America great again.”