While he hasn’t been seen in public much for the past week, Donald Trump has been active on Twitter. It’s interesting to see how Twitter handles Trumps claims that the election was rigged. They post disclaimers at the bottom of his stories, and if you click on them they take you to news stories and other evidence refuting Trump’s claims:
A few samples:
Regarding yesterday’s report that Russia has perpetrated a major hack of sensitive US government computers and other strategic computers:
Trump Tweets: The Cyber Hack is far greater in the Fake News Media than in actuality. I have been fully briefed and everything is well under control. Russia, Russia, Russia is the priority chant when anything happens because Lamestream is, for mostly financial reasons, petrified of discussing the possibility that it may be China (it may!). There could also have been a hit on our ridiculous voting machines during the election, which is now obvious that I won big, making it an even more corrupted embarrassment for the USA. Twitter posts:
The link takes one to dozens of news stories including stories from Fox News that say Biden won the election.
Trump has posted five tweets in the last 24 hours either saying he won the election or there was massive voter fraud, In each case Twitter posts a note disputing Trumps claims, hyperlinked to news stories.
One would assume that the people who respond to Trump’s tweets are all Trump fans, but surprisingly he attracts numerous tweets mocking him. Some are quite funny. For instance, Trump posted a video that purports to show street demonstrations around the world where people are urging others to “Fight for Trump…Save America…Save the World.” It is not clear whether the tape is doctored or not because one can’t hear what the crowds are chanting, But what is most interesting is the kind of response Trump gets.
Following is a sample of posts made on Trump’s Twitter account in the first hour after he posted the Fight For Trump video.
- You should probably be spending less money on crappy campaign videos and more money on the lawyers you’re going to be needing when you get out of office
- Trump tweeting “do something!” & “FIGHT FOR TRUMP” is deeply concerning when one considers that his rhetoric meets the textbook definition of stochastic terrorism. He’s already incited domestic terrorists to target governors, Latinx ppl, election officials,& protesters
- OMG, what is this narcissistic nonsense? At a global level, Trump is the most despised American president in history. Millions around the world rejoiced when Trump LOST the 2020 election and are looking forward to him being evicted from the White House!