Donald Trump looks to have overperformed at the US election with states such as Florida and Ohio voting Republican.
However, states in the so-called rust belts like Pennsylvania are still and long, long way off declaring if Trump or Joe Biden have won those key electoral college points and it could be days before we know who will be the president.
Even before all that Trump has managed to land himself in hot water as Twitter has censored a tweet where he has accused the Democrats of trying to steal the election adding: "We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed."
Twitter has slapped a label on Trump's "they are trying to steal the election" claim. Only allowing quote tweets, r… https://t.co/JKgotO1fhH— Dan Mac Guill (@Dan Mac Guill) 1604469617
This would be in keeping with the rhetoric that Trump has kept promoting throughout the election that electoral fraud could be at play, however when he first posted this tweet he managed to make a crucial but amusing spelling mistake.
Screengrabs show that the president managed to write 'Poles' instead of 'polls' before he deleted the tweet, which might have confused a few people in Poland.
Moments later... https://t.co/jmiVkPnZol— Christopher Miller (@Christopher Miller) 1604469861
Dear @realDonaldTrump - you accidentally deleted this tweet about Poles https://t.co/D5rQd5KMXN— Jimmy Kimmel (@Jimmy Kimmel) 1604469244
How come the Poles got to vote and the rest of the world didn't?— Keith Miller (@Keith Miller) 1604470251
Right now Trump is planning to stop the election by invading Pole-land— Mexican Judge (@Mexican Judge) 1604469882
The president's tweet is not true. No more votes are being cast, but they are allowed to be counted. Also, unless t… https://t.co/goHf9BfiZB— Matt Viser (@Matt Viser) 1604469462
He spelled polls as “Poles (capitalized)” and I realized that he could do or say anything and his followers won’t c… https://t.co/zZTS7Hz9vG— Andy Herren (@Andy Herren) 1604470419
Indeed, Polish MEP Radoslaw Sikorski wanted to know why Trump wanted to close Poles?
First our nationalist government and now @realDonaldTrump want to close Poles? Why? https://t.co/Ve9o6YwAJk— Radosław Sikorski MEP 🇵🇱🇪🇺 (@Radosław Sikorski MEP 🇵🇱🇪🇺) 1604469562
The deleted tweet has quickly become an instant and very amusing meme.
Thanks to everyone who worked the pole tonight.— Rachel Dratch (@Rachel Dratch) 1604470501
Poles are closed! https://t.co/3OtpEL8ocp— Saint Hoax (@Saint Hoax) 1604470565
Omg they’re closing the Poles https://t.co/EJrqlEi19x— Kat Dennings (@Kat Dennings) 1604469619
Santa Claus when he finds out the poles are closed https://t.co/mX4cB8BECK— Ry (@Ry) 1604469320
me, trying to sleep: the pole tweet, living rent free in my head and keeping me awake: https://t.co/79TiJfiY1T— Lindsay Holmes 😷 (@Lindsay Holmes 😷) 1604470127
The MOST famous Pole https://t.co/SBcm8SF4Ve— Pat Mayo (@Pat Mayo) 1604469830
Jake Tapper on CNN thought that it was perfect.
In reference to the president’s since-deleted tweet, @jaketapper: “The fact that the president misspelled polls is… https://t.co/tR4QQrdt7u— The Recount (@The Recount) 1604469296
Actor James Morrison really summed the whole thing up.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: someone get the president a proof-reader...