For months, President Donald Trump and his allies have fought expanded voting access in the face of the pandemic that's killed over 230 thousand Americans.
One of the measures the Trump campaign has repeatedly opposed is extended voting deadlines, especially in Pennsylvania, where there were efforts to count votes up to three days after Election Day, as long as the envelope was postmarked by Election Day.
Despite this vocal opposition to expanded voting access, one of the President's sons—Eric Trump—tweeted for Minnesota to "get out and vote!!!" seven days after the election.
The tweet, which was deleted soon after Eric Trump posted it, was most likely scheduled for a week prior, Election Day.
Considering President-elect Joe Biden's defeat of Trump, which news outlets called on Saturday, the timing was inopportune to say the least. The awkwardness was only made worse with the Trump campaign's continued refusal to acknowledge the results of the 2020 election, claiming widespread voter fraud tipped the election to Biden.
People didn't hesitate to mock Eric Trump for the poorly-timed tweet.
Dammit! I guess Eric is the dumbest Trump child today. pic.twitter.com/XM4mLEUuvF
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) November 10, 2020
He also tweeted, "Don't miss Ozzie and Harriet tonight! Ricky sings his first solo in the kindergarten talent show!"
— Embrace Your Music (@mainesongwriter) November 10, 2020
Election day, MI:
"STOP THE COUNT!"
Election day, AZ:
"COUNT THE VOTES!"
Eric Trump, a week after election day:
"GET OUT AND VOTE!" pic.twitter.com/WsWzWfWYvv
— Blayne Hougen (@BlayneHougen) November 10, 2020
Oh honey no not EVERY Tuesday https://t.co/HAMztD87nb
— SpaceProfessionalHat (@Popehat) November 10, 2020
I'm still not done laughing over Eric Trump encouraging people to go vote... a week after Election Day.
— Santiago Mayer (@santiagomayer_) November 10, 2020
Still laughing at this. Mans said go out and vote the Tuesday of the week after election 😂 https://t.co/piWE6XyWOM
— Sasha Banks ̶S̶i̶t̶h̶ Simp Lord (@TheNextBlGThing) November 10, 2020
Trump's critics often joke about Eric's intellect, and this tweet certainly didn't help.
Its so ridiculous, you just have to laugh. Eric Trump (the dumber one) called for Minnesotans to vote today. https://t.co/q6cyjPfPb2
— Bonnie L (@55bonnie) November 10, 2020
DUUMMB DA DUUUUMB
YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS UP!
Eric Trump tweets to Minnesota to 'get out and vote' seven days after the election 😳
— Honey Chile 😘 (@HoneyChile15) November 10, 2020
So @EricTrump - the dumb one, yes i know - just sent out and then deleted a tweet urging people in Minnesota to vote.
The election was last week.
Where Eric? What are they voting in or for? That looks a lot like you're encouraging voter fraud.
— James Willby 🇺🇸🇬🇧🇪🇺 (@JamesWillby) November 10, 2020
The blunder comes only days after the Trump campaign held a Saturday press conference at the Four Seasons Total Landscaping Company, which they apparently believed was a Four Seasons hotel.