Twitter users were quick to take to social media to share memes mocking President Donald Trump for holding a placard during a bizarre 46-minute video which he posted to Facebook and called for the for the election to be ‘overturned’.
Trump spoke before cameras from the White House, with repeated and awkward cuts by editors and while holding up visual aids for the audience.
‘Even what I’m saying now will be demeaned and disparaged,’ he said as he laid out claim after claim, including several that have been put forward by his legal team and been debunked.
Trump said it ‘may be the most important speech I’ve ever made’ – then got to work trying to make the case that the election was fraudulent, that the results should be overturned in multiple states where President-elect Joe Biden got more votes than he did, and urged the Supreme Court to intervene.
But it wasn’t Trump’s claims that sent Twitter into a frenzy, it was his use of placards.
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Twitter users were quick to take to social media to share memes mocking President Donald Trump for holding visual graphics during a bizarre 46-minute video that he posted on Facebook where he called for the election to be ‘overturned’
One person shared a meme that read: ‘Extremely strong pardon for sale.’ Those particular tweets were referring to reports that Trump has been in discussion with his advisers about pardons for his eldest children, Ivanka, Eric and Don Jr
One person shared a meme that read: ‘Extremely strong pardon for sale.’
Another showed Trump holding a sign that read: ‘Will work for pardons.’
‘I will only give these to my kids and a few generous donors,’ another meme showed with Trump holding a Monopoly ‘Get our of Jail Free’ card.
Those particular tweets were referring to reports that Trump has been in discussion with his advisers about pardons for his eldest children, Ivanka, Eric and Don Jr.
He is also said to have talked about pardons for his son-in-law and White House adviser, Jared Kushner, and his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.
Other memes took aim at the fact that Trump has yet to concede to Biden.
One tweet read, ‘I concede’ while another said: ‘I lost.’
Another placard reads: ‘How many retweets for 4 more years?’
Trump is also said to have talked about pardons for his son-in-law and White House adviser, Jared Kushner, and his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani
At one point, he held up a chart purporting to show a scheme to steal an election, but a spike in votes he pointed to has since been identified as Milwaukee County votes being counted once they came in. Biden performed well there, as have past Democratic candidates going back years.
He made repeated claims of fraud, dead people voting, mysterious anomalies in voting machines, and alleged corruption in big cities with Democratic votes that went for Biden – despite his attorney general and a raft of judges not accepting claims of widespread fraud
‘This election was rigged. Everyone knows it. I don’t mind if I lose an election, but I want to lose an election fair and square. What I don’t want to do is have it stolen from the American people,’ Trump complained.
There were five editing jumps in the first three minutes of the video alone, giving it an awkward pace despite being shot at the center of US government power.
Biden approached 81 million votes Wednesday, and his lead is well beyond 6 million, while his electoral college win is shaping up to be 306 to 232.
At one point, Trump held up a chart purporting to show a scheme to steal an election, but a spike in votes he pointed to has been identified as Milwaukee County votes being counted once they came in
Trump said it was ‘statistically impossible’ that he didn’t prevail. He said the ‘greatest pollsters’ couldn’t understand what happened
But Trump said it was ‘statistically impossible’ that he didn’t prevail.
He pointed to ‘unexpected success all over the country and right here in Washington,’ saying: ‘It is statistically impossible that the person – me – that led the charge lost. The greatest pollsters, the real pollsters – not the ones that had us down 17 points in Wisconsin when we actually won, while the ones that had us down four or five points in Florida and we won by many points or had us even down in Texas, and we won by a lot – not those pollsters but real pollsters that are fair and honest, said “We can’t understand a thing like this: it’s never happened before you led the country to victory and you were the only one that was lost. It’s not possible,’ he said.
Trump’s loss came despite Republicans holding the Senate and turning back numerous Democrats who were leading in pre-election polls, and picking up multiple seats in an election that many predicted would be a ‘blue wave’.
Trump, though, called the election a ‘total catastrophe’ and said the results couldn’t be trusted.
He complained about ‘machinery that was stopped during certain parts of the evening miraculously to open with more votes’.
‘Many people in the media and even judges so far have refused to accept it. They know it’s true. They know it’s there. They know who won the election. But they refuse to say: you’re right. Our country needs somebody to say you’re right,’ he said.
He made claims of dead people voting, although several examples brought forth by his lawyers have gone bust.
‘Millions of votes were cast illegally in the swing states alone,’ he claimed.
‘If that’s the case, the results of the individual swing states must be overturned and overturned immediately,’ Trump said.
‘Some people say that’s too far out. That’s too harsh. Well does that mean we take a president and we’ve just elected a president, where the votes were fraudulent? No. It means you have to turn over the election.’
‘What a disaster election this was. A total catastrophe,’ he said.
He said ‘hopefully’ the Supreme Court will ‘see it’ and ‘do what’s right for our country’.
At one point, he appeared to connect his push to overturn election results to his personal legal situation.
‘Now, I hear that these same people that failed to get me in Washington have sent every piece of information to New York so that they can try to get me there,’ Trump said, in reference to prosecutors who have been investigating his company over possible allegations of insurance or tax fraud.
Trump spoke a day after Attorney General Bill Barr said there was not enough evidence of fraud to overturn the results.
‘Maybe you’ll have a revote, but I don’t think that’s appropriate. When those votes are corrupt, when they’re irregular, when they get caught, they’re terminated, and I very easily win,’ Trump said.
Earlier Wednesday, former Trump national security advisor Mike Flynn blasted out an article that called on Trump to declare martial law and have the military oversee a revote.
Trump released the video about an hour after Biden began an event in Wilmington where he held a roundtable with workers and small business owners struggling through the economic crisis.