President Trump made another false claim about the 2020 presidential election on Sunday evening, tweeting in ALL-CAPS that he had won it.
Joe Biden has been called the winner of the 2020 presidential election. The Democrat nominee is projected to win 300-plus Electoral College votes – more than the necessary 270 – while the incumbent is in the 230 range for now.
President Trump, though, has not accepted the results of this year’s election. He took to Twitter on Sunday night to post an invalid claim.
“I WON THE ELECTION!” he wrote. The tweet was immediately marked inaccurate.
I WON THE ELECTION!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 16, 2020
Isaiah Thomas, a two-time NBA All-Star point guard, had a blunt message for the president of the United States.
“Yeah and I’m 6 ft 10!!! Take your ball and leave lol,” he wrote.
Thomas is actually 5-foot-11 on a good day.
Yeah and I’m 6 ft 10!!! Take your ball and leave lol https://t.co/bGKraAFnz4
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) November 16, 2020
Earlier this week, a Trump advisor compared his reaction to the election loss to a legendary sports team.
“One Trump advisor compared the president to the 1990s Era Detroit Pistons, who famously refused to shake hands with the Chicago Bulls, who won the NBA Championship in that era,” White House insider Jim Acosta told CNN colleague Wolf Blitzer on Friday. “The advisor said that Trump could do the same with this election, leave the stage without conceding defeat, calling Mr. Trump—this is in the words of the Trump advisor I spoke with—a ‘Bad Boy for life.’”
That seems pretty fitting.