Donald Trump has claimed that his fight to stay in office isn’t for himself, but for the voters, the American people. He claims he’s fighting for us. Of course, much of America already viewed those claims skeptically, but in a single-word hashtagged tweet on Wednesday, the president admitted it.
The election was rigged, Trump has claimed. He’s insisted that in reality, he won, and that anyone saying otherwise is cheating and lying. However, by tweeting the word “overturn” Wednesday, Trump seemed to tacitly admit that he knows what the real outcome of the election was — he just doesn’t like it.
Of course, he’s still claiming that he won. His Wednesday morning airing of grievances via Twitter included the above tweet demanding overturn of the outcome of the election, but it also included multiple tweets claiming that he won, promoting lawsuits that are still open, and otherwise attempting to undermine the integrity of the election process.
Still, with Trump, the truth tends to leak out between the lines, as though it’s just too hard to keep so many narratives straight. Vox pointed out a similar example earlier this year, when Trump, in another tweet, admitted to pressuring Jeff Sessions to put a stop to Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s coordination with Russia to interfere in the 2016 elections.
He’s (accidentally?) admitted to other things — stacking SCOTUS to attempt to steal the election, the racist and misogynistic deliberate mispronunciation of Kamala Harris’ name to annoy her, and downplaying the pandemic that has killed over a quarter of a million Americans.
However, in this slip of the tweet, Trump seems to yet again accidentally acknowledge that Joe Biden won the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election — even though that’s very inconvenient for Trump’s ambitions, including profiting from the office and avoiding prosecution.
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