In a completely incoherent and nonsensical authoritarian tweet, President Trump declared that for “Electoral Vote purposes” he has “claimed” Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina and Michigan.
“We have claimed, for Electoral Vote purposes, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (which won’t allow legal observers) the State of Georgia, and the State of North Carolina, each one of which has a BIG Trump lead,” Trump tweeted.
“Additionally, we hereby claim the State of Michigan if, in fact there was a large number of secretly dumped ballots as has been widely reported!” Trump added.
The tweet was immediately hidden by Twitter and replaced with the following warning: “Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process. Learn more.”
…..there was a large number of secretly dumped ballots as has been widely reported!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2020
New York Magazine’s Josh Barro mocked Trump’s nonsensical tweet, writing: “Trump invoking the ‘I called dibs, no backsies’ clause of the Constitution.”
Trump invoking the "I called dibs, no backsies" clause of the Constitution. https://t.co/I0Ot6Fhwhd
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) November 4, 2020
Perhaps I missed this in civics class, but to my knowledge you don’t get to claim anything. https://t.co/t8h9Ph1MJT
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) November 4, 2020
when you think winning the presidency is like calling shotgun for a car ride https://t.co/NeNsHVaBYm
— Tim Alberta (@TimAlberta) November 4, 2020
I have claimed for petty purposes the front row center seat of your eventual trial in NYC (I hope they allow observers!) I want to be the first to see you in a jumpsuit that matches your skin & without your combover.
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) November 4, 2020
.@realDonaldTrump, you are now a lame duck. Tweets like this only confirm that you are a lame duck suffering with serious delusions and paranoia. No worries, mental health care is available for you in prison. https://t.co/uaOzs45cDA
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) November 4, 2020
Eric Trump was also mocked for declaring Pennsylvania in favor of his father even as millions of votes have yet to be counted.
Good point. The Constitution clearly says “A state’s electors can be won if the president’s second dumbest son calls dibs.” https://t.co/xi2qrM2xsG
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) November 4, 2020