Little more than a week after footage of him beclowning himself with Borat came to light, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer—Rudy Giuliani—is once again generating mockery online.
With only a week before the presidential election, the man once revered as "America's Mayor" quoted his boss, gleefully warning his followers that a "Great RED Wave" was inevitable.
"Red Wave" is a Republican spin on the "Blue Wave" Democrats hoped for—and largely achieved—in the 2018 midterms.
That blue wave brought into Congress the likes of Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, and Katie Porter, all who've since become A-listers in the Democratic party.
Even more importantly, the 2018 blue wave let Democrats gain control of the House, which led to Trump's impeachment, vital checks on Trump's administration, and the passage of hundreds of bills.
According to Giuliani, a similar wave is coming, but this time for Republicans.
"The Great RED Wave is coming!!!" - @realDonaldTrump
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) October 27, 2020
Unlike in 2018, there isn't much evidence indicating that a "red wave" is on the horizon. In fact, there's more evidence that a blue tsunami could be in the works.
According to FiveThirtyEight, there's a 71 percent chance of a "Democratic trifecta," in which Democrats retain or expand control of the House, regain a majority in the Senate, and win the White House. The chance of a Trump keeping the White House, Republicans keeping the Senate, and Democrats keeping the House is a paltry seven percent.
The chances of a Republican trifecta? Only three percent.
Our current trifecta chances: pic.twitter.com/He5gzzliWS
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) October 26, 2020
While the 2016 election reminded Americans just how unpredictable elections can be, there's still little evidence to suggest Giuliani's assertion that a "Great RED Wave" is going anywhere but down the drain.
For that reason, Giuliani was largely mocked.
get off the bed you're embarrassing yourself https://t.co/T2R26ajvdW
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) October 27, 2020
Who's gonna tell him what the red wave REALLY is? https://t.co/42b9pxc8BS
— Sherry Wears a Damn Mask (@sherrypardy) October 27, 2020
Borat says hey.
Watch Borat 2 streaming on Amazon !!
— Jeff Farias - VOTE them OUT !! (@jefffarias) October 27, 2020
People soon began replying with red waves of their own—many of which had to do with the virus that's killed over 200 thousand Americans.
This red wave? https://t.co/B8CzqCX3DS pic.twitter.com/Bnlsy83WOe
— RemoveKingAhab (@removekingahab) October 27, 2020
The is the only Red Wave going on right now due to COVID-19 https://t.co/Q8vX5hFfcR pic.twitter.com/nPA3MTwIqa
— Ryan (@RyanSamuels43) October 27, 2020
tRump's red wave https://t.co/nRrXa4TiMT pic.twitter.com/rNQhMw247L
— not a supreme court justice (@C0G1TO_ERG0_SUM) October 27, 2020
Bless your heart.....didn't Donnie tell you.....it's already here. pic.twitter.com/G6hV0jSxZC
— N. Iris Pagan (@nig0223) October 27, 2020
There were some good old fashioned menstruation jokes as well.
I suggest Midol and a heating pad. https://t.co/Pu10V6G9pj
— Ashleigh 🦹🏻♀️ (@JustAGirl515) October 27, 2020
My thoughts exactly, at least once a month https://t.co/3n0HwALlhd
— Orla Barry (@orla_barry) October 27, 2020
We won't know until the night of November 3 at the earliest whether or not Giuliani was right. Until then, Americans in at least 40 states have seven days left to vote.