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Trump Debuts ''45'' Hat Amidst Recount Petition

| by Michael Doherty

President-elect Donald Trump was seen jetting out of Mar-a-Lago, Florida, wearing a hat that read ''45,'' a reference to his status as the future 45th president of the United States.

Since his shocking election win in November, there have been large protests in several major cities and a spike in hate crimes, according to CNN. Recently, Trump derided Green Party candidate Jill Stein's call for recounts in the key states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, the Daily Mail reports.

Trump's "45" hat recalls the "Make America Great Again" hats sold by his campaign, which were a common sight at Trump rallies throughout the election.

In a series of tweets, Trump railed against Stein's recount effort--for which she has raised over $5 million according to New York Magazine--as a "scam." He also claimed that Hillary Clinton's Electoral College win, which put her at a lead of over 2.2 million votes, was due to rampant voter fraud.

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"In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide," tweeted the president-elect, "I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally."

He's also claimed that he would have "easily" won the popular vote if the election had not been set up for the Electoral College.

"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. I would have won even more easily and convincingly (but smaller states are forgotten)!," said Trump.

Hillary Clinton's campaign has said that it will cooperate with the recount, which has been initiated in Wisconsin, in order to ensure that it is fair.

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"Now that a recount has been initiated in Wisconsin, we intend to participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides," said Clinton lawyer Mark Elias in a post on Medium.

Sources: Daily Mail, CNN, Twitter, Medium/ Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

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