“If you watched the election, I was called by the biggest people, saying congratulations — political people — ‘congratulations sir, you won the election,'” Trump recalls. “It was 10 o’clock and you looked at the numbers and I’m sure you felt that way.”
“This election was over,” Trump continued, “and then they did dumps. They call them dumps. Big massive dumps, in Michigan and Pennsylvania, and all over.”
The video clip of Trump’s “massive dumps” comments quickly went viral on Twitter, and the video racked up half a million views in less than an hour.
The Daily Beast editor Molly Jong-Fast retweeted the clip and said, “Yes, it’s called mail in voting and it’s what people do during a pandemic,” explaining how and why large numbers of legal votes were counted after Election Day.
James Surowiecki, a contributor to The New Yorker, also pointed out the inconsistencies in Trump’s statement. He tweeted, “Unbelievable. Trump is still saying that because he was up at 10 pm on Election Night, the election was over – even though at that point mail-in votes in the most important swing states (with the exception of AZ) had not yet been tabulated.”
While Trump and his legal team continue to make baseless claims about election fraud, President-elect Joe Biden became the first presidential candidate to win more than 80 million votes, as reported by CNN. Biden became president-elect after winning 306 electoral votes. Trump lost after only nabbing 232 electoral votes.
Twitter Users Had a Lot of Jokes Regarding Trump’s ‘Massive Dumps’
Twitter users had a field day making jokes about Trump’s “massive dumps.” George Takei tweeted, “I suppose ‘massive dumps’ are why he needs that diaper, too.”
Writer Andy Sipes joked, “Look, we’ve all put up with a lot of nonsense over the last few years, but when he starts attacking ‘big massive dumps’… Now it’s personal.”
Health care patient advocate Peter Morley couldn’t get over the fact that Bartiromo kept a straight face during the interview. He tweeted, “Maria Bartiromo has to ADJUST her glasses while Trump talks about the ‘BIG MASSIVE DUMPS’ that cost him the election. You can’t make this stuff up!”
The Hashtag ‘Diaper Don’ Went Viral After Trump’s Thanksgiving Day Appearance
While “massive dumps” was trending on Twitter on Sunday, a few days earlier, MeidasTouch, a progressive super PAC, got the hashtag “Diaper Don” trending nationally after Trump made his Thanksgiving Day press appearance. The president was sitting at a very small table in a particularly small chair, which made his bottom area look like he was possibly wearing a diaper.
During the Q&A session with reporters, Trump mentioned the massive dumps happening after 10 p.m. on Election Day. He said:
If you look at 10 o’clock in the evening, you saw what happened. Then you had these massive dumps. Nobody has ever seen anything like it. You have Dominion, which is very, very suspect to start off with. Nobody knows the ownership. People say the votes are counted in foreign countries. No, no — and much worse than that, by the way, with Dominion.
After “Diaper Don” became one of the top trends on Twitter, Trump tweeted, “Twitter is sending out totally false ‘Trends’ that have absolutely nothing to do with what is really trending in the world. They make it up, and only negative ‘stuff’. Same thing will happen to Twitter as is happening to @FoxNews daytime. Also, big Conservative discrimination!”