Trump Gloats at Those Who Said He Would Never Become President

Published July 9th, 2018 - 11:15 GMT
'Super Trump' Video Tweet (Twitter)
'Super Trump' Video Tweet (Twitter)

Donald Trump called out more than a dozen people including various politicians and media personalities who said he would never become president in a tweet on Sunday evening.

The 'Twitterer-in-Chief' posted a two-and-a-half-minute video compilation featuring clips of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Stephen Colbert and even the Simpsons saying that he didn't have a chance in the election.

 

 

The second half of the profanity-laden video shows various media outlets announcing the states that had gone red on election night, counting up the number of electoral college votes for Trump as menacing music plays in the background.

In the caption Trump wrote: 'They just didn't get it, but now they do!'

The video was viewed nearly 400,000 times in the first 20 minutes after it was posted.

The video opens with a scene from the Simpsons that aired in 2000 in which Trump announces his presidency in the year 2015.

The clip gained a lot of media attention during the election because people were shocked that the show had predicted Trump's unlikely run.

It's followed by a fast-paced run-through of the many politicians, celebrities and media outlets who drastically underestimated the Republican candidates chances of winning against Hillary.

In one clip, right-wing commentator Ann Coulter appears on a CNN panel and is asked by the host: 'Who do you think has the best chance of winning the presidency.'

When she responds: 'Donald Trump,' the entire studio and all of the other candidates break out in a fit of laughter, in shock that she would even suggest that he had a shot.

In the next clip George Clooney says: 'There's never going to be a President Donald Trump.'

 

 

President Barack Obama, former Democratic Senator Harry Reid, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Nancy Pelosi are also shown sharing similar statements.

'Donald Trump will not be president. You can take that to the bank,' Pelosi says.

Another clip shows comedian and talk show host Stephen Colbert emphatically telling a photo of Trump: 'You're not going to be president.'

Other people shown in the video include talk show host Rosie O'Donnell and political commentators Bob Beckel, Matea Gold, David Rothschild, John Heilemann and a few more who are not named.

After more than 90 seconds of proclamations that Trump will not be elected to the White House, the video fast-forwards to election night.

It switches back and forth between news outlets as states are declared in favor of Trump, to the shock of commentators.

Suspenseful music plays in the background as the number of electoral college votes in Trump's court ascend to 306 total, well over the 232 earned by Hillary and the 270 needed to win.

The video was initially posted on YouTube by a user named eLouai on December 5, 2016.

Trump's tweet has been met with a mix of reactions on Twitter with many expressing outrage that he would share it and others lauding his decision to call out the naysayers.

In the year-and-a-half since his election Trump has continued to talk about his win back in 2016 - reminding the media and other doubters of how wrong they were to anticipate a landslide victory for Hillary.

Almost every single poll taken in the months leading up to the election predicted that Hillary would win, including dozens taken the day before people went out to vote.

This year Trump is hoping for another strong Republican showing and has been actively campaigning for his party as midterm elections approach in November.

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


© Associated Newspapers Ltd.

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