The president was happy to take credit for holding an election that the Department of Homeland Security called the “most secure in American history” while still insisting it was “rigged.”
Yes. He seriously said that. Here’s the tweet.
“For years the Dems have been preaching how unsafe and rigged our elections have been. Now they are saying what a wonderful job the Trump Administration did in making 2020 the most secure election ever. Actually this is true, except for what the Democrats did. Rigged Election!”
For years the Dems have been preaching how unsafe and rigged our elections have been. Now they are saying what a wonderful job the Trump Administration did in making 2020 the most secure election ever. Actually this is true, except for what the Democrats did. Rigged Election!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2020
Not surprisingly, Twitter put a note marking the president’s claim as “disputed.”
Other Twitter users also chimed in.
President seems to be taking credit for making it the "most secure election ever" while also calling it "rigged." https://t.co/RYU4sSU9wL
— Pam Fessler (@pamelafessler) November 13, 2020
Democrats say elections are rigged but I did a great job making sure they aren't rigged. That said, the election that just happened was rigged. https://t.co/HqmpvjJQeJ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 13, 2020
So you’re saying you made the elections the most secure ever but that there was also widespread fraud which you’ve shown no evidence of?
— William LeGate 🇺🇸 (@williamlegate) November 13, 2020
Most secure.Except rigged. Got it.
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) November 13, 2020
So you are saying it is the most secure election ever? But also rigged? But still the most secure ever? So more secure than all the other elections where the verdict stays the same? Got it.
— Matt Haig (@matthaig1) November 13, 2020
Some people found the inherent contradiction in the president’s tweet hard to handle.
this tweet just gave me whiplash https://t.co/6YgpLg1xwS
— John Kruzel (@johnkruzel) November 13, 2020
But one person sympathized with the president and offered a message of hope.
It’s hard to keep all the lies straight isn’t it? Don’t worry. In 68 days you’ll be out of your Twitter misery.
— Dr. Rob Davidson #WearAMask (@DrRobDavidson) November 13, 2020 RELATED… White House Preps For Imaginary Second Term Republican Congressman Helped Organize Far-Right Protest Against Election Result Anderson Cooper Thinks McEnany Just Went ‘Completely Through The Looking Glass' Download Calling all HuffPost superfans! Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost’s next chapter Join HuffPost