In light of the ongoing presidential election, a tweet Donald Trump posted in 2012 has re-emerged, and people are all pointing out the same thing...
The presidential election has descended into chaos.
via: Getty ImagesWith a record number of voters, it has certianly been one of the most divisive elections, and with a result still looming, tensions are continuing to rise across the country.
We are now 2 days after the election...
via: Getty ImagesAnd the race for White House is narrowing while counting continues, though the result is still too close to call.
The election has seen Joe Biden receive more votes than any other presidential candidate in history.
via: Getty ImagesThe previous record was held by the former president of the United States, Barack Obama.
But, matters were ramped up when Trump declared a false victory on election night.
via: Getty ImagesDespite there being no indication as to who would take over the White House, Donald Trump announced that he had won the election. This was a false statement on behalf of the president, who was condemned by the Biden campaign and several Republicans who referred to the claim as “outrageous."
Shortly after, the Biden campaign responded to Trump's false claims.
via: Getty Images“The president’s statement tonight about trying to shut down the counting of duly cast ballots was outrageous, unprecedented, and incorrect," said Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon in a statement: “It was outrageous because it is a naked effort to take away the democratic rights of American citizens."
The statement continued.
via: Getty Images"It was unprecedented because never before in our history has a president of the United States sought to strip Americans of their voice in a national election. Having encouraged Republican efforts in multiple states to prevent the legal counting of these ballots before Election Day, now Donald Trump is saying these ballots can’t be counted after Election Day either. “And it was incorrect because it will not happen. The counting will not stop. It will continue until every duly cast vote is counted. Because that is what our laws — the laws that protect every Americans’ constitutional right to vote — require. “We repeat what the Vice President said tonight: Donald Trump does not decide the outcome of this election. Joe Biden does not decide the outcome of this election. The American people decide the outcome of this election. And the democratic process must and will continue until its conclusion."
However, the president went on to make a controversial speech, accusing the electoral system of being fraudulent, demanding votes stop being counted.
via: Getty ImagesAccording to CNN, this was an “attack" on democracy. White House reporter, Stephen Collinson, analyzed the remarks and concluded: “Trump’s remarks essentially amounted to a demand for the legally cast votes of American citizens not to be recorded in a historic act of disenfranchisement. And they brought closer the potential constitutional nightmare that many have feared since Trump started to tarnish an election that he apparently worried he could lose months ago."
The Trump campaign later announced that would be filing for a recount in Wisconsin.
via: Getty ImagesBill Stepien, the campaign manager released this statement: “There have been reports of irregularities in several Wisconsin counties which raise serious doubts about the validity of the results. The president is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so." However, it is important to note that there has still not been any evidence of voter fraud.
As the chaos continues, key battleground states are yet to be announced.
via: Getty ImagesProjections for the likes of Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania have not been made - with the results yet to be announced.
And, in light of Trump's comments, protestors have even taken to the streets to demand that counting stop.
via: Getty ImagesFor instance, crowds of pro-Trump protestors have taken to the Detroit counting center chanting “stop the vote." Security guards had refused entry to any more poll watchers attempting to access the counting room, causing Republican supporters to claim that being denied access meant the people inside were disproportionately Democratic, but others in the group noticed Democrats had been kept out as well.
Amid concerns, aviation authorities have gone as far as to designate "national defense airspace" over Biden's current location.
via: Getty ImagesWith the possibility of a Biden victory, his house in Wilmington, Delaware, has been marked as a restricted area for flights, along with 1 other location in the city.
As votes continue to be counted, despite the president's clear stance on the matter, Trump has been updating his Twitter with messages echoing his previous speech.Trump raised speculation on election credibility in one of his tweets, claiming that things had taken a “strange" turn after he was leading on 4th November when the early figures showed he was leading in almost all battleground and swing states, even though many journalists and political advisors have claimed that there is no evidence of voter fraud in any state.
The president has even accused the Democrats of trying to "steal" the election in another Twitter rant.“We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election," he writes. “We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!"
In fact, his tweets have caused so much of a stir that Twitter made the decision to restrict them.With the label “Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process."
He made his view on mail-in-ballots very clear in this tweet...Safe to say, he raised a few eyebrows.
Trump's use of the social media platform has turned heads throughout the whole of this year's presidential campaign, however.Like this tweet about his 60 Minutes interview, which he ultimately cut short.
But, it seems it's a tweet from 8 years ago that's causing the president some problems...
via: Getty ImagesThat's right, a tweet the president posted from 2012 has re-emerged, and people have had a lot to say about it.
Many people don't think the tweet has aged well at all...
via: Getty ImagesAnd have taken to Twitter to mock the president.
@realDonaldTrump The way you're own tweets bounce back and smack you directly in the face is beautiful.— Caitlin (@Caitlin)1604515539.0
@realDonaldTrump The hypocrisy of the @GOP no longer suprises me.— Centered (@Centered)1604546825.0
@realDonaldTrump Until the very end you called yourself out Imao— Lima (@Lima)1604547921.0
@realDonaldTrump @irishrygirl Again, when you criticize everything, you inevitably end up criticizing yourself. Every. Damn. Time— Steve M (@Steve M)1604514150.0
@realDonaldTrump Adding this to the list of things that didn't age well— Rushin 🏮 (@Rushin 🏮)1604527902.0
@realDonaldTrump a tweet for everything https://t.co/gSvnPZfoHC— jay ✞ (@jay ✞)1604547848.0
@realDonaldTrump Trump has no shame or integrity!— Beach Bum🇺🇸 (@Beach Bum🇺🇸)1604515127.0
@realDonaldTrump @breaking_et There's ALWAYS a tweet— Vivi (@Vivi)1604518545.0
@realDonaldTrump This tweet has aged well.— Leitora Compulsiva (@Leitora Compulsiva)1604518397.0
@CoruscaKhaya @realDonaldTrump Do you think he still remember this?— BV Simelane (@BV Simelane)1604526502.0
@realDonaldTrump Hahaha https://t.co/OnLzzxIH63— Outspoken (@Outspoken)1604514858.0
@realDonaldTrump Isn’t it funny that there’s a tweet for him blaming stuff on Obama and then later doing the exact… https://t.co/kOnmepV6pR— K❤️ (@K❤️)1604516958.0
@realDonaldTrump Hi. I come from the future... https://t.co/l5S9ED1vLm— Mauricio Martínez (@Mauricio Martínez)1604550743.0
@realDonaldTrump 👀— Khaya Sithole (@Khaya Sithole)1604526309.0
The tweet in question was published in November 2012, when Obama was seeking a second term.
via: Getty ImagesWhen challenged by Mitt Romney, Trump weighed in.
Fast forward 8 years, and what he had to say has raised a few eyebrows.
via: Getty ImagesAnd saw people branding him a "hypocrite."