The 20 biggest sore losers of election night

We rank the most churlish reactions to President Obama's reelection -- and Donald Trump is a winner!

Published November 7, 2012 5:44AM (EST)

                   (Salon/Benjamin Wheelock)
(Salon/Benjamin Wheelock)

As election night wore on and an Obama victory became more and more likely, conservatives began explaining away the loss for Mitt Romney and other Republicans. On Fox, Bill O'Reilly kicked it off on a sour note, predicting on Fox News: "Obama wins because it's not a traditional America anymore. The white establishment is the minority. People want things." Then it deteriorated.

The sorest losers, ranked in order:

1). Donald J. Trump, for his tweet:

He lost the popular vote by a lot and won the election. We should have a revolution in this country!

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By Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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