You know how it goes. Boy meet girls. Boy falls in love. Boy loses Presidential election and refuses to lose with dignity, then days later an old tweet resurfaces showing that he once implored someone to lose an election with dignity. It’s a classic story arc!
That’s right, the Donald isn’t too happy about being beaten by president-elect Joe Biden. Not happy at all. He’s said outright he doesn’t plan to concede defeat until, in his warped view, the “fraud” is dealt with. Fraud, of course, being people deciding to vote Democrat.
In reaction to this, Trump has been told to bow down gracefully rather than further risk an already sour reputation among Americans.
Vladimir Putin said today about Hillary and Dems: "In my opinion, it is humiliating. One must be able to lose with dignity." So true!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 24, 2016
And today, an old tweet has shown him calling for Hillary Clinton to “lose with dignity” via Vladimir Putin when he beat her by the Electoral College vote in 2016.
It reads: “Vladimir Putin said today about Hillary and Dems: ‘In my opinion, it is humiliating. One must be able to lose with dignity.’ So true!”
The tweet — published on December 24, 2016 — has been widely shared on social media, with people pointing out that Trump should now accept it is incredibly unlikely he will win a second term in the White House. His only option now is to contest the vote.
Biden was projected as the winner of the election yesterday (November 7) by all major US news stations after taking Pennsylvania.
Addressing cheering supporters in a car park in his hometown of Wilmington, Mr Biden said: “I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide, but to unify; who doesn’t see red states and blue states, only sees the United States.
“It’s time to put away the harsh rhetoric, lower the temperature, see each other again, listen to each other again. And to make progress, we have to stop treating our opponents as enemies.”