It's been weeks since President-elect Joe Biden defeated outgoing President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, with 306 electoral votes and an overwhelming popular vote majority.
Nevertheless, Trump and his allies are putting forth a near-constant stream of lies and conspiracy theories that widespread voter fraud and Democratic coordination with elections software tipped the race to Biden.
One of Trump's sons and an executive at the Trump Organization, Eric Trump, is one of those Trump allies insisting that Trump actually won the election.
Eric Trump asked his Twitter followers if anyone actually believed that Biden received fewer votes than former President Barack Obama did in his successful 2012 reelection bid.
Does anyone believe that Biden got 15 million more votes than Obama in 2012? This from a candidate who would go days/weeks while hardly campaigning.
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) November 28, 2020
Trump's son was eager to ask the question, but likely not so happy to see its answers.
Biden has received more votes than any presidential candidate in history. Meanwhile, Trump's average approval rating has never risen above 50 percent. Even when Trump pulled off his now-infamous victory in 2016, he did so while still trailing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by millions of votes.
People pointed out to Eric Trump that his father was a highly unlikable President.
People really hate your dad
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) November 28, 2020
US population in 2012: 314 million
US population in 2020: 331 million
You are just so, so dumb.
Daddy got cancelled.
Take your medicine and get ready for a rough new year.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) November 28, 2020
See Eric, the problem here is you're drastically underestimating how many people hate your father and feels he is unqualified, in almost every way, to be president of our country.
That's the issue. They aren't votes FOR Biden. They're AGAINST Trump.
— Cohh Carnage (@CohhCarnage) November 28, 2020
Let me reframe this for sparky -- wow, my dad ran for reelection and his opponent got 15 million more votes than Obama while hardly campaigning. That's really bad.
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) November 28, 2020
That's the benefit of running against a deeply unpopular opponent.
— Orin Kerr (@OrinKerr) November 28, 2020
Yes. Now, let it sink in as to how much we must loathe your father. THAT much.
— HawaiiDelilah™ (@HawaiiDelilah) November 28, 2020
It was a self-own for the ages.
Here's the thing— he did, and the fact that the Trump kids are so amazed by Biden's margin over their dad that they don't even think it's POSSIBLE is the biggest self-own imaginable.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) November 28, 2020
Quite the self-own, there, ET.
— Chuck Graef (@chuckgraef) November 28, 2020
— Art Or Not Art (@ArtDecider) November 28, 2020
Hand to God, you have to be *really* simple to miss that self-own propeller you just walked face first into.
— Justice For ALL or Peace for NONE (@AQM_WB) November 28, 2020
Obama's opponent in 2012 was current Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), who has urged Trump to accept the results of the election.