Donald Trump is now infamous for not having his facts straight and for spewing misinformation, making it extremely unfortunate that America cannot even trust its own POTUS.
Trump was at it again last night, when he tweeted about the “big” Republican win in Georgia’s Special Election:
That’s right – Trump is taking false credit for influencing an election that the GOP didn’t even win. The election resulted in Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel advancing to a runoff for Tom Price’s seat, with Ossoff coming just a tad short of the needed 50 percent to get an outright win. Ossoff ended up with 48.1 percent, while his Republican opponent came in with 19.8 percent – yet Trump somehow thinks this is a victory for the GOP. Does THIS look like a victory?!
I guess this should be expected, considering that Trump thought he won the presidential election by a landslide (despite losing the popular vote by millions), and he still believes his inaugural crowds are something to brag about. Trump has a habit of tweeting blindly without actually checking his facts or catching himself up on current events – and this is yet another perfect example where his laziness and stupidity have come back to bite him in the ass.
The only thing Trump should be taking credit for is making the Republican Party (and honestly, America as a whole) look incredibly foolish. Trump probably thinks that his ridiculous robocall and smear tweets against Ossoff helped influence the election – and clearly they didn’t because there was no outright winner. But apparently in Trump’s twisted mind, not losing somehow translates to winning. Robert Reich put it perfectly when he said,
“Tonight’s results are a huge repudiation of Trump in a ruby-red Republican district.”
Trump has once again embarrassed himself in front of everyone.
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