Some fear that, if defeated in the 2020 presidential election, President Donald Trump will deny the results and fight against conceding power, citing the president's oft-repeated claims that he didn't actually lose the popular vote in 2016 (he did).
Fanning the flames of those fears, Trump trolled all of the internet on Friday afternoon with a bizarre tweet that showed him running for office "4EVA."
The video shows Trump standing at the end of a path of campaign signs on a Time magazine cover.
Beginning with "TRUMP 2044," the years on the sign Trump stands behind gradually increase into the 7000s, ending with a sign reading "TRUMP 4EVA."
The original Time article from which the video derives covered the ways in which Trump's policy approaches will outlast his presidency and life.
Time called out the president for spreading the doctored video.
@realDonaldTrump The animation you shared is a manipulated version of the Oct. 22, 2018, cover of TIME. Here's the… https://t.co/MKEdThOgP2— TIME (@TIME)1561151502.0
People were quick to troll Trump right back.
@realDonaldTrump The Constitution: https://t.co/r5WRXRgjYd— tip (@tip)1561237233.0
@realDonaldTrump Huh? Is that the number of crimes you’ve committed?— Les Martin (@Les Martin)1561337177.0
Others were straight up disturbed.
@realDonaldTrump I’m not sure how the subversion of our Democracy is a laughing matter— ♻️🇺🇸 Christopher Zullo (@♻️🇺🇸 Christopher Zullo)1561207167.0
@realDonaldTrump god help us all— meghan hughes (@meghan hughes)1561228078.0
@realDonaldTrump the usa right now: https://t.co/hFvl6SB7SZ— katie 🔪 (@katie 🔪)1561224733.0
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/GiCh4i3tZy— madison (@madison)1561237047.0
Something tells us this isn't going to be pretty.