President Donald Trump whined about "devastating" vote counts against him as mail-in ballots are tabulated -- and he was roundly mocked.
The president pushed conspiracy theories about those ballots as they're counted, shifting the election toward Joe Biden, and he wondered why those votes, often from Democratic-leaning urban areas and suburbs, are tilted so heavily against him.
"How come every time they count Mail-In ballot dumps they are so devastating in their percentage and power of destruction?" Trump complained.
How come every time they count Mail-In ballot dumps they are so devastating in their percentage and power of destruction?— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1604503034.0
Other Twitter users were happy to explain.
@realDonaldTrump Because you convinced your voters that they shouldn’t vote by mail.— Renato Mariotti (@Renato Mariotti) 1604503087.0
@realDonaldTrump because everyone hates you & postal votes are still votes, even if they take a little longer to be counted— Patrick (@Patrick) 1604504325.0
@realDonaldTrump Because Democratic voters use Mail-In ballots to avoid having to vote in person and getting sick i… https://t.co/hmy4dxQh31— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD) 1604503167.0
@realDonaldTrump You politicized a pandemic you fuck— Dylan O'Brien (@Dylan O'Brien) 1604504288.0
@realDonaldTrump From the numbers you can see you’ve been out-voted. Ballots being counted today COUNT. Deal with i… https://t.co/rKMfpZ4toc— 45% - 4- 46/Mask on 😷 (@45% - 4- 46/Mask on 😷) 1604504878.0
@realDonaldTrump More accurate https://t.co/5BocISX3FZ— Don Moynihan (@Don Moynihan) 1604504400.0
@realDonaldTrump VERY STRANGE indeed... The President of the United States promulgates his strange superstitions a… https://t.co/DwvWTP7hrU— Kansas Grant (@Kansas Grant) 1604504258.0
@realDonaldTrump One candidate encouraged mail-in voting, while the other candidate strongly discouraged it. Now th… https://t.co/Cd22VMWiLn— Morten Øverbye (@Morten Øverbye) 1604503500.0
@realDonaldTrump They count them because they are legal ballots. There's NOTHING illegal about that. It's normal in every election.— Josh Douglas (@Josh Douglas) 1604503122.0
@realDonaldTrump Let me break it down for you, Dumbass. You facilitated the pandemic, which in turn made intelligen… https://t.co/JVXM2mCj6B— Alt Public Lands 🏜🏔🏕🌲 (@Alt Public Lands 🏜🏔🏕🌲) 1604503596.0
@realDonaldTrump Let me help: 1. COVID=lots of people used mail-in voting; 2. You discouraged mail-in voting amongs… https://t.co/DTEA8hkKG8— Vic LaPira (@Vic LaPira) 1604505360.0