When #Donald Trump defeated Democratic nominee #Hillary Clinton to become the new president-elect, he became the second candidate in decades to do so while losing the #popular vote. As Clinton supporters push to abolish the electoral college, Trump is now coming up with excuses for why he didn't get the most votes in the election.

Trump and popular vote

It was shortly after 2:30 a.m. local time when Hillary Clinton made the phone call to Donald Trump and officially conceded the election. The results took the United States and the world by storm, shocking millions across the country. Trump was able to win enough electoral votes after upset wins in Pennsylvania, Wiscoson, Florida, and Michigan, but Clinton currently leads the popular vote by over two million votes. Taking to his offical Twitter account on November 27, the former host of "The Apprentice" is now speaking out.

"In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally," Trump tweeted out, pushing the debunked conspiracy theory that illegal immigrants voted in the presidential election. In two-part follow-up tweet, the billionaire real estate mogul continued his rage.

"It would have been much easier for me to win the so-called popular vote than the Electoral College in that I would only campaign in 3 or 4-states instead of the 15 states that I visited," Donald Trump tweeted, before adding "I would have won even more easily and convincingly (but smaller states are forgotten)!"

The talking point that illegal immigrants vote in elections has long been debunked, but is still pushed by many Republicans and the right-wing media in an attempt to explain their election loses. Despite Trump's claims, there has been no credible evidence provided that shows illegal immigrants vote in elections.

Moving forward

In less than 60 days, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the next commander in chief. Before Inauguration Day, Trump will continue to work with Vice President-elect Mike Pence and his transition team to fill the remaining spots in his cabinet administration. Trump will officially become the next president on January 20.