President Donald Trump remains steadfast in his refusal to acknowledge defeat in the 2020 election despite President-elect Joe Biden expected to earn 306 electoral votes—well above the 270 minimum to take the White House.
But even through Trump's most bizarre or bumbling attempts to undo the votes of millions of Americans, most of the Republican party has stood by him. On Tuesday, news broke that congressional leadership on the Joint Committee for Inaugural Activities failed to pass a simple resolution acknowledging Biden's victory, thanks to "no" votes from its Republican members.
Meanwhile, the Arizona Republican Party was calling for Trump's supporters to die for the fight to overturn the election results.
That same day, at a White House event, Trump called on Republican legislatures and conservative Supreme Court Justices to have the "courage" to subvert the will of the people.
"Let's see whether or not somebody has the courage — whether it's legislatures or a justice of the Supreme Court or a number of justices of the Supreme Court — let's see if they have the courage to do what everybody in this country knows is right. If somebody has the courage, I know who the next administration will be."
Hours later, in the Tuesday night broadcast of his show, CNN's Chris Cuomo delivered a nine minute takedown of Trump's denial and the Republican party's complacency.
He alluded to the classic 1987 film The Princess Bride and a line delivered by the dashing swordsman Inigo Montoya, played by Mandy Patinkin.
"To paraphrase Inigo Montoya, a character from one of the greatest movies ever, The Princess Bride: 'Courage. You keep on using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
Watch the full segment below.
Twitter users got a kick out of Cuomo's allusion to the widely adored movie.
Others shared Cuomo's sentiments toward Trump and his Republican enablers.
Regardless of Trump's protests, President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be inaugurated on January 20th.