by Melissa Meux
On November 7th at 11:25 a.m. EST, It was declared that Biden was the 2020 president-elect, 5 hours later Trump tweeted the first of his 409 (at the moment) post-election Tweets. Starting off “strong” with the all caps by saying “THE OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED INTO THE COUNTING ROOMS. I WON THE ELECTION, GOT 71,000,000 LEGAL VOTES. BAD THINGS HAPPENED WHICH OUR OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO SEE. NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WERE SENT TO PEOPLE WHO NEVER ASKED FOR THEM!”.
Since the 7th Trump has been tweeting nonstop. He’s been posting a variety of things like promotional videos for himself, retweeting his fan’s tweets, calling his rivals names and claiming he won the election but his favorite topic seems to be his “election fraud” theory. Trump’s final attempt to save his presidency has been to attack the election officials and say that the election has been rigged. Most of the tweets don’t actually give us proof but instead tell us that the swing states had been counting fake ballots sent in by the thousands by the “radical left”. He also has been saying that because the public wasn’t allowed to watch the ballots be counted that we can’t really trust them. Because of this Election officials have had to make many statements explaining that the election was not rigged and that the ballots were counted by both right and left personnel to prevent fraud.
Twitter has also been doing their best to control the spread of misinformation by labeling tweets about the elections with links to sites that talk about election fraud and the election to help people learn a bit more about the topics before forming opinions. Because of Trump’s many political Tweets, about 35% of his Tweets have been labeled with a link or hidden because it was spreading misinformation.
All the censoring and controversy has really heated up Trump’s supporters and anti supporters too. He has been getting thousands of comments on his tweets from all kinds of people. The supporters will reply with flag emojis and supportive and empowering statements. His non-supporters will comment telling him he’s lost it and that he needs to concede. Then there are the trolls who have been commenting unintelligible paragraphs in German with Trump memes at the end. All in all, I’d say the comment section is the most entertaining part of his page.
From what we can tell from all this is that it doesn’t look like Trump will concede any time soon and definitely not without a fight. But whatever happens, we’ll always have the comfort of knowing we’ll have his Twitter to give us a good laugh.