Twitter users immediately took the outgoing president to task over his brazen, truth-defying claim. Many recalled his administration’s scandals and failures — including its catastrophic handling of the coronavirus pandemic that has now killed more than 360,000 people nationwide. Others simply scoffed at the brag.
Trump released his statement, which some of his supporters speculated was worded in such a way to suggest he would continue to challenge the election or even run in 2024, via White House deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino because his own Twitter account was suspended.
It was posted soon after Congress certified President-elect Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory. The president was at the time banned from posting on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram after using his accounts to encourage pro-Trump rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in his name.
“Are you fucking kidding me? It was a GD train wreck from the moment it pulled out of the station,” one critic responded to the president’s statement.
Added another: “Just go away.”