It took him four days, but Donald Trump has finally decided that he can’t sit idly by as various states begin recounting their votes to make sure their vote totals were accurate. This attempt at ensuring accurate results appears to be a travesty in his mind, and he’s now so worked up about it that he’s just launched into one of his trademark late-night Twitter meltdowns. While he sometimes stays up til three in the morning before launching a whiny tweet-storm, this one has started around midnight – and it has the makings of being glorious.
It’s not clear why it took Trump so long to decide to start complaining about the recounts. Perhaps he was too distracted by all the television he’s been watching instead of doing the necessary prep work to take the Oval Office. But his first signs of agitation came early Saturday morning when he randomly declared that “Fidel Castro is dead!” without offering any semblance of a coherent thought about how the supposed next leader of the free world should react to the death of a hostile foreign leader.
But then came this afternoon’s defensive statement from his staffers, laughably listed as having come from Trump himself, which revealed that his team does appear to truly fear the results of a recount. At that point Trump himself fired off what would be the precursor of his now-underway Twitter meltdown.
“The Green Party scam to fill up their coffers by asking for impossible recounts is now being joined by the badly defeated & demoralized Dems,” Donald Trump tweeted at around 7pm eastern time. But because he never can leave embarrassing enough alone, he followed up with this beauty just before midnight: “The Democrats, when they incorrectly thought they were going to win, asked that the election night tabulation be accepted. Not so anymore!” And now all eyes are on his Twitter account tonight just to see how badly he ends up embarrassing himself.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report