Last night, a historic election took place in Alabama. Doug Jones ran for Alabama's Senate seat against child molester Roy Moore and won, making it the first time a Democrat was elected as Alabama Senator since 1992.
Donald Trump, as he is wont to do, has somehow managed to try and take credit for the whole thing.
Yesterday (before the election results rolled in), Trump was urging the citizens of Alabama to vote for Roy Moore.Roy Moore, as you'll remember, is a child molester. But that didn't stop Trump from fully endorsing him. After all, having a child molester in Congress is bad (like, really bad), but having a Democrat in Congress (according to Trump), is much worse.
Anyway, Trump's endorsement clearly wasn't enough to get a child molester elected because Roy Moore lost last night.
via: GettyAnd we finally, finally breathed the smallest sigh of relief. Maybe our country isn't totally and completely screwed after all. It's still pretty screwed, but not as screwed as it would have been if Moore had been elected. *Shudder*
Once it became clear that Moore had lost the election, Trump offered the following almost congratulatory message to Doug Jones:Considering the fact that he was likely mid-tantrum while composing this tweet, we're almost impressed. He spelled all the words correctly, refrained from using ALL CAPS, and managed to use only one exclamation mark. PRTTY IMPRSIVE!
Here's that tweet:This morning, Trump tweeted that he knew back in September that Moore wouldn't be able to win. That's why he originally endorsed Luther Strange. (Careful readers will remember that after Strange lost to Moore, Trump deleted his tweets supporting him.) Trump was more congratulatory to himself for calling the election than he was to Doug Jones for actually winning it.
We also love Trump's argument that the "deck was stacked against" Roy Moore.
@realDonaldTrump Is “the deck was stacked against him” a euphemism for “he is a pedophile”?— tofuguns (@tofuguns)1513182349.0
There are a lot of reasons that Roy Moore lost last night's election, and none of them have to do with a deck being unfairly stacked against him.
@realDonaldTrump What deck was that? The one where he's a child molester, or the one where he said the country was… https://t.co/3McVQ3MhoV— S_O'hara1 (@S_O'hara1)1513187201.0
Trump's a narcissistic sociopath.
@realDonaldTrump A narcissistic sociopath always has to be "right" - even when he's obviously wrong.— Fair Minded 😷 🕯 💙 (@Fair Minded 😷 🕯 💙)1513171545.0
There's really only one reaction that makes sense here, and comedian Joel Schoenbach captured it perfectly:
@realDonaldTrump THREAD: 1/3 It is going to take more than 280 characters to accurately convey my response to this… https://t.co/TgjZTuJIbI— Joel Schoenbach 🍑💙 (@Joel Schoenbach 🍑💙)1513181230.0
@realDonaldTrump 2/3 Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha… https://t.co/irvzV713em— Joel Schoenbach 🍑💙 (@Joel Schoenbach 🍑💙)1513181254.0
@realDonaldTrump 3/3 Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha… https://t.co/FYps5pBuvn— Joel Schoenbach 🍑💙 (@Joel Schoenbach 🍑💙)1513181294.0