A LITTLE scenario for you.
You're a white suburban soccer mom. You know, the kind that voted for Trump by a solid majority. You've got your cute emasculated little husband and a cute little home in the 'burbs and a couple cute children whose souls you're working daily on crushing utterly. In other words, a typical white suburban woman.
Let's say one of your kiddies plays for the school's soccer team. It's a strong team this year. It's favored to win the championship. Everybody thinks so.
The championship game in fact comes down to your kid's team and one that is as nasty as can be. Sadly, that team wins--just barely.
But then you find out that that team cheated. Several of its kids did not belong in the league. Too, there were multiple allegations of cheating during the game. It was clear that the refs were biased. And the players--dirty tricks galore, all of which in any other match would've been punished severely. For some reason, however, they weren't during this match.
As time goes by, it becomes clearer and clearer that that team knowingly broke the rules, and had planned to do so for a long time.
So here's my question, white suburban soccer mom who voted for Trump: Do you still say that the other team won?
No. You don't.
What typically happens in those situations is the league takes the championship trophy away from the cheating team, fires the coaches, kicks the offending players out of the league, and gives the championship to the "losing" team. Usually there are stiff sanctions levied against the offending team: they are banned from playing for several years, and their ill-gotten wins erased from the previous season, possibly more.
Donald J. Trump did not win the general election. He cheated. So did his surrogates. And now they are covering up their crimes just as quickly as they can.
So stop saying he won. Every time you say he won, you normalize his cheating. You make it okay.
He did not win. Hillary Rodham Clinton won. Period. End of sentence.
You can go back to crushing your children's souls now.