President Donald Trump’s infamous Twitter fingers have yet to slow down. His tweet on Sunday night has quickly turned into a viral meme. Trump’s “I WON THE ELECTION!” tweet has earned him a new nickname across social media…White House Karen.
I won the Election!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 16, 2020
Donald Trump’s latest tweet insisting upon his victory in this year’s election quickly sparked some major backlash on social media. He has been clear that he believes the election was rigged and claimed voter fraud but has not shown any real evidence of these claims.
Trump refuses to concede and the closest he has gotten to admitting his defeat was when he tweeted out that the only reason President-elect Joe Biden won is that the election was rigged but he still believes he will be able to win the election.
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 (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2020
This tweet, like many of his other tweets, was flagged by Twitter. Twitter noted that the claims about election fraud are disputed. Twitter has been very strict with disclaimers on President Trump’s tweets. Trump’s tweet claiming that he won Pennsylvania and alleged 700,000 ballots weren’t allowed to be viewed was flagged with a new disclaimer showing that other media outlets have stated otherwise.
President-elect Biden took 306 electoral college votes while President Trump had 232. Out of the 73.1 million votes, President Trump was behind by more than five million popular votes.
However, despite the results of the election, Trump’s election campaign filed many lawsuits disputing the vote counts in a number of states. Several of the cases filed were dismissed due to the lack of evidence. “No evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes or was in any way compromised,” The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released in a statement.
Following Trump’s latest accusation and claim to victory, Twitter users followed the tweet with a humorous spin with a declaration of their own. People immediately participated in this trend with all sorts of claims.
This user joked about a competition from an old commercial.
— mik (@robpatfanpage) November 17, 2020
While this user declares his favorite NBA team is the real winner of the finals.
The Heat won the 2020 NBA Finals. https://t.co/neQWpSdkEv
— RC🔥🐠🦩🐬 (@305ontherisee) November 17, 2020
These two women joked about their college struggles.
I AM GRADUATING ON TIME! https://t.co/tsaKmaIKCQ
— ｢Riedester｣ (@RiedesterTweets) November 17, 2020
I DECLARE MY STUDENT LOANS FORGIVEN https://t.co/G7y3ICnTSO
— lillz (@literallylill) November 17, 2020
And this is a declaration everyone can relate to after the year we have had.
IM DOING AMAZING MENTALLY! https://t.co/XX8NovJKAn
— dummy ms2 (@pgetmd) November 17, 2020
Some users had tweeted this out which became part of a similar trend.
I WON THE LOTTERY! https://t.co/zZqeecHR0u
— Jake Backpack (@jake_backpack) November 16, 2020
And biggie wasn’t fat https://t.co/j6H3uDj1S0
— ℮ (@biggiewasfat) November 16, 2020
Who is this?? https://t.co/wFLoPOj6N8
— Frog Lady (@FrogLadySW) November 16, 2020
The declaration trend started several other trends on Twitter mocking the President’s tweet.
CW: Offensive language
what the fuck is this progression of trends
I WON THE LOTTERY
NO YOU DIDN'T
IM TIRED OF THIS GRANDPA
I DECLARE BANKRUPTCY pic.twitter.com/soXxxevtSo
— DreamlsAMAZlNG (@DreamlsAMAZlNG) November 16, 2020
It looks like Twitter had a lot of fun with the President’s tweet. Following the jokes, Trump had officially been deemed social media’s white house Karen.
White House Karen
2020 has been a year full of “Karens” who are described as mostly white women, who show public displays of privilege and entitlement. Twitter has dubbed President Trump as the biggest Karen of them all. Many people edited photos of him on “Karens” with the hashtag #WhiteHouseKaren.
— 𝗙𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗦𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗦𝗲𝘄𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝘆𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 (@twidark1) November 16, 2020
Naturally, as people love the Karen meme, this became very popular very quickly. People changed some of Trump’s tweets to meet the common phrases spoken by Karens like demanding to speak to the “polls manager” after the election results.
I wasnt going to post these under #WhiteHouseKaren
I didn't want to spend my Monday being so childish but then I saw how he was acting on his page soooo….. pic.twitter.com/bCcVAXcTDr
— Therealval2020 (@therealval2020) November 16, 2020
— Andrew Cote (@andrewcote05) November 16, 2020
— Andrea Balfour (@AndreaBalfour) November 17, 2020
President Trump’s Twitter Fingers
While these tweets are trending, Trump continues to tweet out his claims about the election. After the news about Moderna’s vaccine being 95% effective, Trump tweeted out taking credit for the vaccine.
He said that he’s the one in office while the discoveries took place which, “will end the China Plague” which just caused the trend to continue. Users telling Donald Trump to concede instead of being a White House Karen.
A former Trump national security adviser, John Bolton, stressed the importance of Republican leaders telling voters that Trump did lose the election. He said that the claims of election fraud are false and it needs to be explained to the voters. John Bolton says he left the administration last year but President Trump disagrees claiming he fired Bolton.
It’s unclear what President Trump will do in the next couple of weeks but he has shown no interest in conceding. Donald Trump and his attorney Rudy Guiliani are persistent with the claimed about voter fraud. In Trump’s tweets, he has shown his clear view that he will win the election and be in office for his second term. In the meantime, people will continue to make memes of the newest member of the Karen family.