President Donald Trump’s continued refusal to accept the results of the 2020 election continued on Wednesday when he made an odd statement suggesting he was favored by gamblers on election night.
The president has spent the past month arguing without evidence that he beat President-elect Joe Biden even though the former vice president received 7 million more votes and handily won the Electoral College.
Trump has pretty much lost every court challenge he’s attempted to overturn the election, but decided to post a dubious claim that he was preferred by a demographic with an even higher calling than attorneys, judges and other legal experts: oddsmakers.
At 10:00 P.M. on Election Evening, we were at 97% win with the so-called “bookies”.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2020
Twitter users took a gamble that the the president’s odd comment about odds deserved to be mocked harshly.
This is the smoking gun.
— Scott Maxwell (@Scott_Maxwell) December 9, 2020
“Bobby Three Noses said I was a lock…” https://t.co/JKddTZTJpa
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) December 9, 2020
Trump is now tweeting nonsense gambling metrics to, I guess, claim that he won the election he lost.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 9, 2020
On Monday, the Pittsburgh Steelers were up 14-3 over The Washington Football Team until about halfway through the third quarter. And then what happened was the Steelers lost because the other team ended up scoring more points when the game was over. https://t.co/K4I62AD341
— Brentin “900 Number” Mock (@brentinmock) December 9, 2020
Ah, the well-established democratic norm of letting mysterious “bookies” (in square quotes, to be sure) decide elections. https://t.co/YhxFJ740Jg
— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) December 9, 2020
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) December 9, 2020
Bookies? How demented is the world’s biggest loser? I can’t believe he now tries to claim victory because of ‘bookies’?
Maybe Trump meant ‘wookies’. You know how he is with ‘words’ (Covfefe, hamberder, unpresidented, ridiclious, Thigh Land, Rubublicans, bigly…)#CrybabyTrumphttps://t.co/LHNp7a7KVSpic.twitter.com/ptbIpFqURk
— Tomi T Ahonen (@tomiahonen) December 9, 2020
The Falcons had a 99.7% chance of beating the Patriots at one point in the third quarter of Super Bowl LI. They, like you, were total losers. https://t.co/Uo7Umfscko
— Andy Gray (@AndyGray35) December 9, 2020
But one Twitter user seemed happy for the clarity.