CNN’s “Newsroom” hit President Donald Trump with a montage of his old boasts about winning the 2016 election in a “landslide” after it was projected that President-elect Joe Biden would win the 2020 election by the same margin of electoral college votes.
There’s one key difference between Trump’s claims four years ago following his defeat of then-Democratic Hillary Clinton and the reality now, though.
Biden is projected to beat Trump by more than 5 million in the popular vote.
Trump, meanwhile, lost the popular vote to Clinton by almost 3 million.
Check out the video here:
CNN projected Biden will win Georgia. With that, he has 306 electoral votes, which is exactly the number of votes Trump touted about winning in 2016. #RollTheTapehttps://t.co/Vxyo5NRQGy pic.twitter.com/ZYFnFZOjsS
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) November 13, 2020
Twitter users also threw Trump’s brags back at him:
"We had a massive landslide victory, as you know, in the Electoral College. I guess the final numbers are now at 306.” -Donald Trump, 2016. 😶 https://t.co/RmPEpLdljb
— Tom Foreman (@tomforemancnn) November 13, 2020
Landslide (as it has been called by trump 2016) https://t.co/4XoTkoYEBA
— Martin Delius (@martindelius) November 13, 2020
@CNN just called Georgia for Biden 😂!! Takes him to 306 Electoral Votes (“A landslide” D Trump, 2016)
— Cllr Martin Horwood (@MartinChelt) November 13, 2020
Similarly, this Nov. 2016 tweet from former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway also went viral again Friday:
306. Landslide. Blowout. Historic. https://t.co/ObYZDo8cBq
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) November 28, 2016
It attracted the attention of The Lincoln Project, the GOP anti-Trump group founded by her own husband, the attorney George Conway:
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) November 13, 2020
And others too:
Kellyanne, this is a good time to retweet this https://t.co/9DTG3PTKZ4
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) November 13, 2020
— Willie Garson 🇺🇸 (@WillieGarson) November 14, 2020
Yes, Kellyanne. It WAS a landslide. A blowout. Historic…a repudiation.78 million votes against Trump = The biggest loser in American historyTo see a sitting president shown the door like this, a failure of such magnitude that we all need our eclipse sunglasses again. 😎 https://t.co/yNeaoyz2Kz
— SuperDad (@michaelmuhney) November 14, 2020
— Derrick Rose (@DRoseTV) November 13, 2020
@KellyannePolls President-Elect Biden just reached 306 in the electoral college. Per this tweet of yours, 306 is a LANDSLIDE. When are you going to congratulate @joebiden on his #landslide Victory? https://t.co/eYIZvjtsP9
— Debra Messing✍🏻 (@DebraMessing) November 13, 2020 RELATED… Anderson Cooper Spotlights ‘What Really Matters’ Right Now In Emotional Monologue Ex-Trump Org Exec Warns What Comes Next: ‘If All Else Fails, He’ll Burn Down The House’ Pence vs. Trump? Jimmy Kimmel Spots The VP's 'Sneaky' Twitter Move. Download Calling all HuffPost superfans! Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost’s next chapter Join HuffPost