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Donald Trump on Obama’s win: “A total sham and a travesty”

Someone’s not happy.

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BILLIONAIRE INVESTOR Donald Trump has slammed Barack Obama’s election victory as “a total sham” – demanding protests in Washington against his win.

The investor, who had previously expressed major reservations over Obama’s eligibility of the Presidency by questioning his 1961 birth in Hawaii, took to Twitter shortly after the main TV networks in the United States called the election in Obama’s favour.

“We can’t let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty,” Trump insisted. “Our nation is totally divided!

“Let’s fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us.

This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy! Our country is now in serious and unprecedented trouble… like never before.

Our nation is a once great nation divided! The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.

The billionaire – who had toyed with running for the Republican nomination, but ultimately ruled himself out and endorsed Mitt Romney’s candidacy before leaving the Republican party altogether - said the Republican-controlled House of Representatives “shouldn’t give anything to Obama unless he terminates Obamacare”.

Trump’s complaints appeared to be related to the running totals in the popular vote count, which had showed Romney has holding a clear lead over Obama despite having lost the election based on the electoral college system.

The running totals carried by TV networks, however, did not include the substantial tallies of votes cast in western states such as California, which had leaned heavily towards Obama and whose 55 electoral college votes could immediately be awarded to the incumbent.

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