President Donald Trump's aversion to "losers" is well-documented, so it hasn't come as much of a surprise that Trump is refusing to accept the reality that he lost to President-elect Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.
It's been over a week since Biden won the key state of Pennsylvania, bringing his electoral vote count above the 270 required to take the White House. The final electoral map shows Biden with 306 electoral votes to Trump's 232—the same margin by which Trump beat Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016, a victory he called a landslide.
Instead of acknowledging the results of the 2020 election, Trump's team has filed numerous lawsuits across multiple states alleging massive voter irregularities. They've seen defeats in 23 of those court battles.
Meanwhile, the President's Twitter feed has devolved into a swamp of increasingly outrageous lies about widespread voter fraud, prompting Twitter to flag more than a dozen of these tweets as false or misleading.
But on Sunday, the President—however accidentally—appeared to acknowledge Biden's victory.
People took that as Trump's version of a concession, and #TrumpConceded began trending on Twitter.
So you agree? You think Joe Biden won the election? https://t.co/LrigqLm7Qu https://t.co/4RgC8wcJXB— Regina George kin (@Regina George kin)1605460273.0
In case you missed it, this was Trump's concession speech. https://t.co/kHE2wp3hyL— Paul Graham (@Paul Graham)1605451483.0
It didn't take long for Trump to backtrack, insisting that he hadn't conceded.
He only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA. I concede NOTHING! We have a long way to go. This was a RIGGED ELECTION!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1605449991.0
The lie was met with even more mockery.
No backsies! https://t.co/6q4CZi5XAP— Mark Hamill (@Mark Hamill)1605476245.0
This is an embarrassing and pathetic spectacle, and I say this is as a man who plays a whiny, paranoid coward who g… https://t.co/W36ctulZIp— Sami Zayn (@Sami Zayn)1605472970.0
I LIKED THIS THINKING IT WAS A PARODY OH MY GOD https://t.co/BHVi6vHENE— pLeiz Chan 2020 end (@pLeiz Chan 2020 end)1605487164.0
LMFAO, like go away https://t.co/i12z5q3laF— nicole byer (@nicole byer)1605471451.0
The new Broadway Musical: How To Concede Without Really Trying https://t.co/sheUOBM7Ln— Lucas Peach (@Lucas Peach)1605470709.0
Every time this man tweets I want to throw my phone at my wall https://t.co/C0nv185HUw— Danny B (@Danny B)1605469188.0
Concession or not, President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be inaugurated on January 20th, ending Trump's first—and likely only—term in office.