President Donald Trump cried out for Republicans to help his battle against an apparent election loss now that their Senate majority is no longer a lock.
Senate Republicans had largely stayed away from the president's election results, which appear to favor Joe Biden with just a few electoral votes left on the board, but reliable Trump allies like Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz have rallied to his defense now that both of Georgia's Senate seats seem headed for a runoff.
"So now the Democrats are working to gain control of the U.S. Senate," Trump tweeted at 2:04 a.m. EST, "through their actions on John James, David Perdue, and more. Would End the Filibuster, 'Life', 2A, and would Pack and Rotate the Court. Presidency becomes even more important. We will win!"
So now the Democrats are working to gain control of the U.S. Senate through their actions on John James, David Perd… https://t.co/nn38IxdJN4— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1604647219.0
Other social media users noticed the president's seeming desperation in the middle of the night, while election officials continue counting votes.
@realDonaldTrump can't sleep huh— Matt Binder (@Matt Binder)1604647294.0
@realDonaldTrump Up late packing you bags?— Power to Impeach PAC (@Power to Impeach PAC)1604647246.0
@realDonaldTrump The American people are ready for you to go. It's that simple.— Heather 🏴☠️ (@Heather 🏴☠️)1604660617.0
@realDonaldTrump Trump is going to have a complete MELT DOWN when he sees Biden roll past him in Pennsylvania in a… https://t.co/6kXRbe3g8G— MURRAY🧢🇺🇸 (@MURRAY🧢🇺🇸)1604647320.0
@realDonaldTrump Give these folks a call, sir. (For you, they may require full payment in advance.) https://t.co/GueHFFaJZZ— Frank Amari (@Frank Amari)1604647405.0
@realDonaldTrump If you hadn't screwed up so massively the last 4 years you'd have more votes 🤷♂️ @Perduesenate is… https://t.co/c8dGVK05Eb— JerryRigEverything (@JerryRigEverything)1604647979.0
@realDonaldTrump Bet you wish you would’ve told your Trumpers to vote anyway they could. But you think you’re smart… https://t.co/enyleqS748— Trumpdictionary.com (@Trumpdictionary.com)1604655551.0
@realDonaldTrump It's Really PATHETIC that the ONLY Way @realDonaldTrump can TRY to Win is to CHEAT America is Sic… https://t.co/1bUXjX8fZP— The Resistor Sister ♥️🇺🇸🦅🙏🏻 (@The Resistor Sister ♥️🇺🇸🦅🙏🏻)1604647280.0
@realDonaldTrump Do you mean something outrageous like @ossoff ripping Senator Purdue apart? Thoughts and prayers… https://t.co/UNUpE7n8du— Walpurga Müller-Schm (@Walpurga Müller-Schm)1604648653.0
@realDonaldTrump As a President of the USA you need to have a bit more decorum, if you don’t understand the word it… https://t.co/Y39eHB1gr8— Matthew Hatcher (@Matthew Hatcher)1604661472.0
@realDonaldTrump Believe me, if we could “rig” the presidential elections you never would’ve been elected in the first place!— Dirk Diggler (@Dirk Diggler)1604657211.0
@realDonaldTrump The presidential election is over. Go to sleep.— Shibley Telhami (@Shibley Telhami)1604661065.0