It's been nearly two months since Donald Trump lost the election.
It's been reaffirmed over and over again since. In one more week, it will be certified by Congress.
Two weeks after that, Trump's term will come to an end, whether he chooses to cooperate or not. Nevetheless he's still campaigning.
"Entitled frat boy" Trump—as he was characterized by longtime ally Geraldo Rivera—even went so far as to post what is arguably the most embarrassing campaign ad of his political career on social media yesterday. The ad is a riff on the old "Beef: It's What's for Dinner" ad campaign from the 90s.
Get ready to cringe your shoulder joints apart.
The ad features clips of what some would consider highlights of Trump's presidency.
Clips showed Trump signing bills, meeting with Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett and posing proudly at various construction sites combine with innumerable shots of military might, all set to Aaron Copland's "Hoe-Down" just like the old Beef Industry Council's ubiquitous ads back in the day.
And for good measure, Trump even threw in something that absolutely did not happen. Over a shot of him meeting with foreign leaders, a Nobel Prize was superimposed on the screen.
This may be of interest to The Nobel Foundation. https://t.co/cQUQPn3cOd https://t.co/O22iJ41L3j— David Gura (@David Gura) 1609196424.0
Trump was indeed nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize—because literally anyone can be—by far-right, Islamophobic Norwegian politician Christian Tybring-Gjedde, but he did not win the prize. Better yet, Trump featured the wrong Nobel Prize in the ad.
Instead of the Nobel Peace Prize, Trump featured the Nobel Prize medal face design for physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine and literature.
The Nobel Peace Prize—which President Barack Obama and President Jimmy Carter did win—features Alfred Nobel in a slightly different pose with the inscription around the perimeter of the medal instead of to the right and left of Nobel's silhouette.
Professional medal guy here. I’ve actually catalogued/authenticated a Nobel Peace Prize before (it brought over a m… https://t.co/VD2XL54Hlc— John Kraljevich (@John Kraljevich) 1609217724.0
@realDonaldTrump You. Did. Not. Win. The. Nobel. Peace. Prize. But, @BarackObama did. 😎 https://t.co/J43dLALOxz— KD 📚🌎🉑🌊🇺🇸 (@KD 📚🌎🉑🌊🇺🇸) 1609291611.0
@DanRather You know who has a Nobel Peace Prize? President Obama does, that's who. @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/zRCootD1WH— Carey 💙Pro Democracy💙 (@Carey 💙Pro Democracy💙) 1609288212.0
@realDonaldTrump Nobel Peace Prize winner vs. Noble Peas Prize winner. @BarackObama @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/mDF80m34bM— Resist! (@Resist!) 1609295447.0
Given the absurdity, it's hard to think of a suitably embarrassing coda to this deeply delusional ad.
But Trump somehow manages to stick the cringe-worthy landing. As Copland's music reaches its climax, we are treated to the infamous clip of Trump bear-hugging the American flag.
Cue the beef-adjacent slogan:
"Trump: He's what's for America."
If you're banging your head against a table or laughing so hard your ribcage is breaking apart, you are not alone.
Twitter absolutely roasted Trump to a crisp.
@realDonaldTrump you're still campaigning for a job you lost eight weeks ago. get over it already. don't even bothe… https://t.co/FaS6dAbn1c— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich) 1609192093.0
@realDonaldTrump When it says you “stand for peace” they show an image of the Nobel Prize—something you never won l… https://t.co/b203K0d9az— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin) 1609221110.0
@realDonaldTrump hey uhh do u know there was a terrorist attack like a day or two ago just checking— Jules Suzdaltsev (@Jules Suzdaltsev) 1609197484.0
@realDonaldTrump Is that your farewell tweet? You're outta' there! Pack your shi*t! Time waits for no one.— Rick the Democrat (Biden is Still Your President) (@Rick the Democrat (Biden is Still Your President)) 1609191654.0
@realDonaldTrump 23 days left of this blatant propaganda and deceit.— CHIDI®️ (@CHIDI®️) 1609191745.0
@realDonaldTrump ‘Prison: It’s What’s For Donald’ @realDonaldTrump— NoelCaslerComedy (@NoelCaslerComedy) 1609192716.0
@realDonaldTrump Actually most of the time Trump isn’t standing at all. He’s sitting in a chair or golf cart.— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin) 1609193558.0
@realDonaldTrump #FactsMatter https://t.co/EMntm6CGcy— Brown Eyed Susan (@Brown Eyed Susan) 1609199404.0
@realDonaldTrump Is this like when you had a fake Time mag cover framed and hung in your clubs? Because it’s incred… https://t.co/uqL0d4Fw9N— Helen Kennedy (@Helen Kennedy) 1609200378.0
Though many of his supporters believe otherwise, there is no legal recourse for Trump to throw out over 7 million votes so he can win the election.
Their Kraken team tried and lost over and over and over...
While some diehard Trump supporters still believe Vice President Pence will overturn the election during the certification of the results next week on January 6, the laws governing the process are ironclad.
Maybe there's a career in advertising available.