Trump Ridiculed for “Hereby Claim” Tweet

Former fake “reality” TV show host Donald Trump may be losing his feel for his audience.

First he made the preposterous claim early Wednesday morning that he had won the presidential election, despite the fact that millions of votes at that point were uncounted and no news organization had declared him the winner. That dictator-like pronouncement was summarily rejected by people on both side of the political aisle.

Then, late Wednesday afternoon Trump tweeted “We have claimed, for Electoral Vote purposes, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (which won’t allow legal observers) the State of Georgia, and the State of North Carolina, each one of which has a BIG Trump lead. Additionally, we hereby claim the State of Michigan …”

Twitter almost immediately flagged the tweet for promoting unsubstantiated claims about an election. Political commentators pointed out that no one can “claim” any state “for electoral purposes.”

Then the fun really began when superstar John Legend tweeted “Let’s all claim things we don’t have any right to. What y’all got”

The responses came in a torrent. Here are a few.


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