The US elections aren't a thing of the past, at least for the 45th President of the United States.
Donald Trump has refused to accept the results of the 2020 Presidential elections and concede victory to Joe Biden. On Monday, Mr Trump once again declared himself the winner on the battleground of Twitter. This is despite mainstream American media and global leaders acknowledging Democratic nominee Joe Biden's victory as he crossed the minimum 270 electoral vote count.
"I WON THE ELECTION," his tweet dated November 16 said.
I WON THE ELECTION!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 16, 2020
Twitter immediately flagged the tweet, which carried the marker "Multiple sources called this election differently".
This was followed by another victory tweet, with the same wordings, later during the day.
I won the Election!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 16, 2020
Mr Trump's emphatic declaration quickly became an internet hit. Celebrities, politicians, brands, and troves of people amassed to ridicule his unsubstantiated claims of victory. His refusal to concede the elections became a gateway to plenty mockery.
And I am the Queen of England!!— Lola Stardust (@diskomama) November 17, 2020
Here you go, I fixed it for you. pic.twitter.com/AKyu37Qs1l— Leon Darbey (@Darbehhh) November 16, 2020
Let me try... I AM BEYONCÉ!! https://t.co/7gGfLv8f4Y— Bärí A. Williams (@BariAWilliams) November 16, 2020
And I am Duke of Cambridge. ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ https://t.co/XlRe4AYsar— Saral Patel (@SaralPatel) November 16, 2020
Even Indian food delivery app Swiggy chimed in, and proudly Veg biryani is India's national food.
AND VEG BIRYANI IS INDIA'S NATIONAL FOOD! https://t.co/mMlo3HKdEQ— Swiggy (@swiggy_in) November 16, 2020
No and then!— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) November 16, 2020
I AM BRITNEY SPEARS!— Felipe Neto ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ§ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ·ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ´ (@felipeneto) November 16, 2020
WE'RE THE BEATLES!— Smash Mouth (@smashmouth) November 16, 2020
I am Wonder Woman.— Laurie Holden (@Laurie_Holden) November 16, 2020
I’M A BILLIONAIRE!— Stronger Together (@The_Mad_Dem) November 17, 2020
I HAVE NO NEED FOR EXTERNAL VALIDATION— Elli Izrailov (@ElliIzrailov) November 17, 2020
I AM IRON MAN.— Brian Gantwerker, MD, FAANS, FACS (@cscla) November 17, 2020
There seemed to be quite a few takers for Britney Spears and the Queen of England. Everyone also seemed to have their GIF game on-point.
Some even played around with Twitter's disclaimer to tweak it for further accuracy.
Fixed it pic.twitter.com/IQwLiDusiV— ElElegante101 (@skolanach) November 16, 2020
Several users took the opportunity to retweet with their wishful thinking. Some were happy to share they won the election, too.
The US media declared Democratic nominee Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 Presidential elections last week. His victory in key states has been objected by Mr Trump as he alleged election fraud without offering any evidence. He maintains that the election race is nowhere near the finish line.