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Eight days after The Associated Press called the election in Joe Biden’s favor, President Donald Trump made his first public acknowledgment Sunday of the former vice president’s election win. Granted, it came in the form of a tweet making unfounded claims of election fraud, but it’s a step in the right direction for a president so engulfed in his own alternate reality he doesn’t realize he’s been effectively fired. Biden leads with 290 electoral votes to Trump’s 232, and 78.66 million popular votes to Trump’s 72.93 million, and as I type these words #deactivateTrump is trending on Twitter, another signal of the public’s fatigue with the president’s lies.

One of his latest: “He won because the Election was Rigged. NO VOTE WATCHERS OR OBSERVERS allowed, vote tabulated by a Radical Left privately owned company, Dominion, with a bad reputation & bum equipment that couldn’t even qualify for Texas (which I won by a lot!), the Fake & Silent Media, & more!” What I love about Twitter is that users apparently filtered through the nonsense themselves because soon after Trump hit tweet, simply #hewon was trending.

And even though the president tried desperately to take back the words, deleting the post and instead tweeting “RIGGED ELECTION. WE WILL WIN!” in the eyes of many Twitter users, it was too late.

CNN’s Jake Tapper tweeted: “Everything after ‘He won’ is a lie. But those first two words are accurate!” Writer Frederick Joseph tweeted: “He had me at ‘He won…’” And in answering screenwriter and former Republican David Weissman’s question asking why Trump even wants a job he doesn’t do, blogger Jeff Shuey summarized the exiting president’s time in office. “He never wanted the job. He just wanted the perks. He’s golfed over 300 days. #TrumpConceded by failing … again. He is a failed @potus He is a failed human,” Shuey tweeted.

Fox News commentator Jesse Watters, of the show “Watters World,” obviously begs to differ as evidenced in video Trump included with his perceived concession tweet. Apparently missing the part when Trump led us into a pandemic leading to more than 245,400 deaths, Watters said something “just doesn’t feel right” about Biden being president. “Joe Biden didn’t earn it. He didn’t really even campaign. He thought he was going to lose. You could see it. He ran a losing campaign. So 10 days after the election, how’s he ahead,” Watters asked.

Let me say it again for the people with the cheap seats: Trump led us into a pandemic leading to more than 245,400 deaths. The racist-in-chief can claim as many times as he wants that a brief election results error in one Michigan county somehow equated to millions of faulty ballots, but the simple truth is that Dominion Voting Systems, the election tech company linked to the error, didn’t trigger school closings throughout the country or send wide swaths of the American population into quarantine. The president’s mismanagement of the coronavirus did.

 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Oh, please, please, please, let me answer Jesse Watters. Here goes…

    Jesse, President-elect Biden didn’t need to campaign very hard. Your boy, the soon to be ex-president T****, campaigned FOR him every time he opened his mouth, tweeted yet another lie, or held another super-spreader rally. We were watching T****, and reading, and listening. 10 days after the election, President-elect Biden is ahead, as you say, (I say he won as do many others including a lot of Republicans) because close to 80 million Americans, watched, read, and listened to a failed President T**** call us stupid, gullible, and wrong.

    We are not, and we proved it by voting against T****, and for decency, democracy, and for a new President who shares our values, and vision of America. The ~75 million or so that voted for T****, which I assume includes you, are the ones who are stupid, gullible, and wrong.

    Get over it, snowflake. That’s what we’ve heard from the right for 4 years. So, right back at you. Get over it. Our guy won by more than 5 million votes. Your guy lost because Americans don’t like being belittled daily, and lied to incessantly. Get over it. Oh, how I’m going to love throwing that back in MAGAtts faces for the next 4 years.

  2. Oh, please, please, please, let me answer Jesse Watters. Here goes… Jesse, President-elect Biden didn’t need to campaign very hard. Your boy, the soon to be ex-president T****, campaigned FOR him every time he opened his mouth, tweeted yet another lie, or held another super-spreader rally. We were watching T****, and reading, and listening. 10 days after the election, President-elect Biden is ahead, as you say, (I say he won as do many others including a lot of Republicans) because close to 80 million Americans, watched, read, and listened to a failed President T**** call us stupid, gullible, and wrong.…

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