On Tuesday, January 5, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to falsely claim Vice President Mike Pence can simply reject electoral college voters who cast their ballots for Joe Biden, claiming without evidence that they were "fraudulently chosen."
This was, of course, incorrect.
The Vice President has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors.— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1609862805.0
The instant Trump had posted his tweet, the fact-checkers of the internet descended upon it to drop some knowledge.
1. No, he does not. 2. The people already made their choice. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-president elect Ka… https://t.co/2ewRMPcfej— Rep. Jason Crow (@Rep. Jason Crow)1609893006.0
Mike Pence can't overturn the electoral college. https://t.co/sa2FsZlXLW— The Mary Sue (@The Mary Sue)1609898400.0
Sweetheart no he does not. Bless your heart #Sarcasm https://t.co/AjR0uyUV6e— Ravynne Lightshadow (@Ravynne Lightshadow)1609898004.0
So many people responded to Trump's incorrect tweet that the phrase "No he does not" began trending.
lmfao no he does not mr. president. try reading the constitution, maybe? https://t.co/jQLCSZBpa3— braden (@braden)1609901693.0
Trump today: "The Vice President has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors" No, he does not Just ask A… https://t.co/vLtuyahtGI— Chris Lu (@Chris Lu)1609868883.0
This is how Republicans get a stranglehold on the language. 1. "VP has the power to reject fraudulently chosen el… https://t.co/oPT4YwOPIw— Mike (14 Days) (@Mike (14 Days))1609895745.0
If President Trump cared much about the actual Constitution he would have realized his Vice President didn't have the power he was describing.
Narrator: “No. He does not.” Trump: “Says who?” Narrator: “The Constitution. Clearly, you’ve never read it.” https://t.co/5j7kLvHcyB— Tara Setmayer (@Tara Setmayer)1609865362.0
@realDonaldTrump No, he does not. Read the Constitution you took an oath to uphold, it's pretty interesting, and yo… https://t.co/SJjQIG1TBh— Rani Yachts 🏳️🌈Biden-Harris 2020!! (@Rani Yachts 🏳️🌈Biden-Harris 2020!!)1609862952.0
Such a universal reaction to a single post is pretty rare but President Trump made it happen.
The words "NO HE DOES NOT" are trending. No hashtag. Just people screaming into the void that Pence can't overturn an election.— Fred Wellman (@Fred Wellman)1609867999.0
That time the phrase "NO HE DOES NOT" trended because everyone fact-checked Trump at the same time. #nohedoesnot https://t.co/ihlPW285aL— -=(Len Pal)=- (@-=(Len Pal)=-)1609868689.0
"The Vice President has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors." - Trump No he does NOT. Absolutely ZERO… https://t.co/9QKBj0DUgo— 🖤🦋Rowan Moon🦋🖤 (@🖤🦋Rowan Moon🦋🖤)1609865846.0
Every day seems to bring a new half-brained scheme from President Trump to try and hold onto power.
No he does not. As a self proclaimed business man, you should read a contract before signing it. As president, yo… https://t.co/THoX0Ihcqw— Yellowdog in Tennessee (@Yellowdog in Tennessee)1609867198.0
@realDonaldTrump The citizens of the USA have the power to determine who wins presidential elections. And that's ex… https://t.co/WQIyB5MSN1— MURRAY🧢🇺🇸 (@MURRAY🧢🇺🇸)1609866432.0
Despite the near-universal fact check, it seems unlikely President Trump will give up on his quest to declare himself the winner of the 2020 elections despite Joe Biden's confirmed and reconfirmed victory.
Congress is set to meet on Wednesday, January 6, to certify Biden's victory.