Kellyanne Conway's 2016 Tweet Hailing Trump's Win as 'Landslide. Blowout. Historic' Comes Back to Haunt Her
This past Saturday, the Associated Press and all major television news outlets determined that President-elect Joe Biden would win the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania, with its 20 electoral votes bringing Biden above the 270 vote threshold to take the White House, eliminating President Donald Trump's chances at a second term.
As expected, Trump and his team are denying these results and refusing to concede the election, even as Biden continues to win more states.
On Wednesday, media outlets declared Biden the winner of Arizona, and its Republican Attorney General confirmed the same, bringing Biden's electoral total to 290 votes.
Biden is also narrowly leading in Georgia by over 10 thousand votes—a win which would bring his total up to 306 votes, the same number of electoral votes that Trump won with in 2016.
As Trump's allies dismiss Biden's victory, their praise for Trump's margin of victory in 2016 is coming back to haunt them.
Former presidential counsellor Kellyanne Conway—one of Trump's most vocal defenders—is the latest Trump associate whose 2016 tweets are setting the standard for 2020.
Conway praised Trump's upset 2016 victory as "historic" and a "landslide."
306. Landslide. Blowout. Historic. https://t.co/ObYZDo8cBq
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) November 28, 2016
As Biden's victory shapes up to be the same as Trump's total, people are wondering if Conway will apply the same praise to Biden.
306. Landslide. Blowout. Historic. @JoeBiden 2020 https://t.co/7WE6ZPrWRa
— John Anzalone (@JohnAnzo) November 12, 2020
Are you going to repeat this for Biden?
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) November 6, 2020
Thanks, Kellyanne. I agree that 306 is a 'Landslide. Blowout. Historic.' https://t.co/QBVCO4UYTO
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) November 12, 2020
I think we should give Kellyanne the last word on this. https://t.co/J1ODFVMfVx
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) November 6, 2020
Well, since you put it that way. https://t.co/ec8OSkRfQk
— Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie) November 7, 2020
There is one difference, however, between Biden's 2020 win and Trump's 2016 win.
In 2016, Trump lost the popular vote by nearly two million, while Biden—in 2020—has won not only the electoral college vote, but the popular vote as well, by around five million votes.
People didn't hesitate to make this distinction.
And unlike Trump, Biden won the popular vote and received a majority of votes while picking up 306 in the electoral college https://t.co/dAih8sKNZY
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 12, 2020
Thank you, @KellyannePolls, for agreeing that 306 electoral votes is a landslide.
For @JoeBiden to do it must be even more of a blowout since he, you know, actually won the popular vote as well. https://t.co/QBVCO4Dnve
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) November 7, 2020
Which is what it looks like Biden will get four years later, only while also winning the popular vote by some 5 million, instead of losing by 3 million. https://t.co/eafjRNRfij
— David Frum (@davidfrum) November 7, 2020
.@KellyannePolls Please update this for 2020 by adding that Biden won the popular vote by 4-5 million instead of losing it by 3 million https://t.co/WVnmUzHsku
— Ali A. Rizvi (@aliamjadrizvi) November 7, 2020
Despite the Trump sphere's protests, President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be inaugurated on January 20.