Has Donald Trump's tweet just become a meme?

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Monday 28 November 2016 12:00
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Hillary Clinton’s campaign recently confirmed its intention to join Green Party candidate Jill Stein in an official request for a recount of the Wisconsin vote and possibly two other states, following claims that the voting system was hacked.

On Sunday, Donald Trump unleashed a tirade against Hillary Clinton and her support of the recount, which he called a “scam”.

Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by two million according to the latest count, but Trump disagrees:

Trump claims that the only reason Clinton won the popular vote is because “millions of people” voted for her illegally.

His unsubstantiated statement appears to have come from an article written in infowars, founded by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

The article cites statistics collected by Gregg Philips, founder of VoteStand.

Philips offers no evidence, no source data or methodology in that tweet. He simply states his 'findings' as fact.

In a different tweet, he confirmed that they were in the process of “building a case” and were “working on” releasing more information about the statistics.

The infowars article goes on to conclude:

If true, this would mean that Donald Trump still won the contest despite widespread vote fraud and almost certainly won the popular vote.

The Washington Post called the claims “bogus”, and the New York Times emphasised its lack of evidence.

To say many are unimpressed with his tweeting behaviour is an understatement

And others have begun to use his tweet has a countdown to his inauguration...

One person is predicting a constitutional crisis...

And another is packing all his living into the next month and a half...

A lot of Americans however, are just plain terrified.

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