President Donald Trump has never been shy on Twitter. Some of his most controversial tweets have included the suggestion that former President Barack Obama had faked his American birth certificate, that he could make Mexico pay for their own wall to keep out immigrants, the wide array of insults about Hollywood celebrities, and let’s not forget “covfefe” (per SkyNews). Awaiting the outcome of his re-election bid, Trump continues to tweet, all day and all night, demanding, “STOP THE COUNT,” even though legal experts suggest his language might not him do him any favors during potential litigation (per Politico).
Will Trump one day live to regret one of his tweets, if his rhetoric somehow costs him re-election?
Speaking of losing elections and Trump tweets, there’s also the issue of a certain remark the Commander-in-Chief posted during the 2016 presidential election, which looks like it’s coming back to haunt him. “Vladimir Putin said today about Hillary and Dems: ‘In my opinion, it is humiliating. One must be able to lose with dignity.’ So true!” he tweeted weeks after defeating Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton, who did, incidentally, deliver a concession speech (via ABC News).
Trump has no plans to 'lose with dignity'
As much as Trump might have criticized Clinton for not losing “with dignity,” it’s possible Trump won’t even admit he’s lost the election if he does not win the minimum 270 electoral votes. (And you kind of have to admit you lost, to lose with dignity, do you not?) Indeed, within hours after election results began to come in showing a thin lead for Biden, Trump said, “Millions of people voted for us tonight. A very sad group of people is trying to disenfranchise that group of people. And we won’t stand for it.” The president then said, “We were getting ready to win this election.” He added: “Frankly, we did win this election” (per Newsweek).
Trump has not written a concession speech, and does not plan to admit defeat, according to a source who told CNN, “He’s in fighting mode… He thinks it’s in his benefit to fight.” But the 45th president does not need to formally concede in order to make room for the 46th, if the electoral math does not go his way; Secret Service simply will escort him out of the White House on Jan. 20, 2021.
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