Donald Trump
On Thursday, Trump reiterated his demand to "STOP THE COUNT," apparently unaware of the fact that if officials actually stopped counting ballots when he wanted them to, Biden would win the election. — Business Insider
Trump's messaging strategy has been blown to pieces as Biden comes within striking distance of the White House
  • As the Democratic nominee Joe Biden continues leading President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, Trump has grown increasingly frustrated and any messaging strategy he may have had has gone up in smoke.
  • Before Election Day, Trump insisted that the winner of the race be called on November 3 itself.
  • On election night, when no winner was called, Trump prematurely and falsely declared himself the winner and claimed there was "major fraud" in the election.
  • The next day, Trump went from declaring himself the winner to demanding that some states stop counting ballots — which he can't do — and insisting that others keep counting, which they were doing anyway.
  • On Twitter, he tweeted posts alleging widespread election and voter fraud; tried to unilaterally claim electoral college votes in states Biden won or that hadn't projected a winner; and reflected a fundamental misunderstanding of how the electoral process works.
  • Others in Trump's orbit said election officials shouldn't rush to declare a winner, a stark departure from the president's initial claim that the victor be called on election night.
  • On Thursday, Trump reiterated his demand to "STOP THE COUNT," apparently unaware of the fact that if officials actually stopped counting ballots when he wanted them to, Biden would win the election.