Early in the morning on Election Day, like many other Americans, Donald Trump Jr. created and tweeted out his own projected electoral map for his father's re-election campaign.
Except Don Jr.'s map was of the entire world, not just the United States. The joking implication was clear—the entire world loves Donald Trump—or most of it that is, because Jr. did give Joe Biden a few victories.
But the joke landed like a lead balloon, mainly because it was completely bonkers and made absolutely no sense whatsoever.
Okay, finally got around to making my electoral map prediction. #2020Election #VOTE https://t.co/STmDSuQTMb— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.)1604411985.0
It's hard to know where to begin here.
About the only thing that makes a lick of sense about this map is California and New York going to Biden. The rest is just... absolutely off the rails.
For example, why does Jr. think Biden would win India? Narendra Modi, India's Prime Minister, is a far-right, populist, religious extremist ideologue who admires Trump—and is very popular in his country.
Why on Earth would they vote for Joe Biden? Perhaps Jr. confused India for the country he and his family constantly say is Biden's best friend, Iran.
Now to be fair, Jr. did make a few pro-Biden picks that make sense. He awarded Mexico to Biden, which seems reasonable, as well as China, which also tracks—China and the U.S. are not exactly allies, and there's not much love lost between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
But the rest of what went to Biden is just... weird. Why is the African nation of Liberia supposedly Biden country, but literally everywhere else on the continent of Africa is pro-Trump?
And what about Sri Lanka? Does Jr. know something about these countries that all of the rest of us don't?
And that's all before we get to the real kicker of Jr's very creative electoral map. Apparently the Black Sea, the Caspian Sea, and Antarctica are all big fans of Donald Trump.
None of them have a population, on account of being, you know, bodies of water in the case of the former two, and an inhospitably frigid ice world that isn't a country and has no permanent population that votes on anything, in the case of the latter. Though perhaps penguins and polar bears are right-wing populists, who knows?
On Twitter, the roasting of Donald Trump Jr. came in swift and hot.
if any penguins need to be flown to Antarctica to vote, please let us know we can open up a new route and we're a… https://t.co/By9wQCJXko— Ryanair (@Ryanair)1604420159.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr I hope this was only a rough draft https://t.co/0j1SjyFUAv— Ramzy Nasrallah (@Ramzy Nasrallah)1604416010.0
@liquidfer_g You can tell from how he painted the Caspian sea red.— Coffeeless in Ottawa (@Coffeeless in Ottawa)1604414579.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Lol uh hey buddy that’s India, not Iran.— Rogue WH Snr Advisor (@Rogue WH Snr Advisor)1604412068.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr This...is just stupid. And kind of a self-own, for a campaign/family accused of accepting foreign a… https://t.co/EDhMqMf5og— Devon (@Devon)1604412251.0
@monahawkins99 @roguesnradvisor @DonaldJTrumpJr But Liberia is blue? What?— Nate Swick (@Nate Swick)1604414514.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr This might be helpful for you and your family https://t.co/VvR0n1GtxB— Brendan GetzHammered (@Brendan GetzHammered)1604414067.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr That’s water, Don... https://t.co/7SjP5bvcvy— Alonso Gurmendi (@Alonso Gurmendi)1604420121.0
Okay, I'll bite: Why is Liberia blue? https://t.co/5y8xcC54Zf— Franklin Leonard (@Franklin Leonard)1604419751.0
My favourite part of this is the fact that this dumbo coloured in the Caspian and Black Sea as if it were countries https://t.co/UbIyJ83ulJ— Nocturne (@Nocturne)1604417893.0
Let's just give him points for creativity and leave it at that.