Donald Trump Jr. desperately tried to suggest on Friday that there was no way Joe Biden could have gotten as many votes as he did, but all he accomplished was humiliating himself in front of millions on Twitter.
Specifically, Junior suggested that there must have been massive voter fraud because no one believed Biden could appeal to that many Americans:
Does anyone really believe that Joe Biden shattered Obama’s historic 2008 numbers?
Does anyone really believe that he did that mostly in big cities?
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 6, 2020
In 2008, Obama got 69.4 million votes to Republican candidate John McCain’s 59.9 million. And as of early Saturday, Biden had 74.8 million votes to Trump’s 70.7 million with several states yet to be called and more votes to be tabulated.
What Don Jr. failed to take into consideration is that the U.S. population has grown in the 12 years since Obama was elected in 2008. Also, turnout for the 2020 election is the highest since 1900, according to historians.
Social media was only too happy to set Junior straight:
People hate your family *that* much https://t.co/m4E4NEIfJi
— Alex Leo (@AlexMLeo) November 6, 2020
Yes, I do. And history will show that turnout was driven largely by the desire to remove your father from the White House.
— David Boardman (@dlboardman) November 6, 2020
Yes. He kicked your ass. Your dad is a loser. Go away.
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) November 6, 2020
U.S. Population 2008: 304 million
U.S. Population 2020: 331 million https://t.co/8K6hIm1FyJ
— Laura Davison (@laurapdavison) November 6, 2020
— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) November 6, 2020
The Math Department at Trump University was severely underfunded.
— Trumpy Trumpy (parody) (@outofcontroljb) November 6, 2020
Do you believe removing health protections, raising the deficit to its highest level since world war 2, driving unemployment to its highest level since the great depression, and losing 300k more lives than the average year was gonna be popular?
— Jemaine Clement (@AJemaineClement) November 6, 2020
Someone is stuck at the denial stage. https://t.co/cjJuYDyfDS
— Warren Leight (@warrenleightTV) November 6, 2020