Before moving on to CNN’s latest embarrassment of an opinion piece, we just have to drag out this gem one more time:
Donald Trump refused to say that he’d respect the results of this election. By doing that, he’s threatening our democracy.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 21, 2016
For those who’ve just awakened from a two-year coma, Donald Trump won the election, and his opponents have spent every day since trying to nullify that result, arguing that voting machines were hacked, Trump colluded with Russia to swing the election, Trump lost the popular vote, and on and on and on.
So it’s pretty rich for anyone to be concerned that President Trump might not respect the results of the 2020 election. They’re out there, and there are a lot of them; the seeming end of the Robert Mueller investigation has some frightened that Trump will declare martial law and cancel the 2020 election, the TDS is that strong.
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) February 23, 2019
Then he'd be acting like a Democrat
— Tim MacBounty Hunter (@onabust) February 23, 2019
Thanks, CNN … that’s just what the millions suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome needed to hear. More gasoline for that fire?
Joshua A. Geltzer, visiting professor of law at Georgetown Law Center’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, writes:
President Donald Trump’s critics are increasingly focused on the question of which Democrat will challenge him for the presidency in 2020. It’s an important question, but another one might be even more important: Regardless of who runs in 2020, if Trump loses, will he leave the Oval Office peacefully?
Remember, when Trump was merely a private citizen running for President in 2016, he became the first presidential candidate in recent memory to refuse to commit that he’d honor the results of the election if he lost. Now, he occupies the Oval Office. He’s the commander in chief of the most powerful military on Earth. If he even hints at contesting the election result in 2020, as he suggested he might in 2016, he’d be doing so not as an outsider but as a leader with the vast resources of the US government potentially at his disposal.
If he’s not reelected, will he leave peacefully, now that he commands the most powerful military on Earth? Um, yes. Very peacefully. Relax.
It’s funny; the same people reading this dreck simultaneously believe the theory that Trump never really wanted to be president in the first place and is anxious to bow out.
What if Trump doesn't lose in 2020?
— Diminios (@Diminios) February 23, 2019
— 🇺🇸Matthew🇭🇷Skocilich (@MattSkosh) February 23, 2019
From the people who have been hysterically whining and protesting the 2016 election results for 2 years. 😂
— ❤🌻🦋 (@LSmom9) February 23, 2019
The media and Dems don't even accept Trump won in 2016.
— 🇺🇸 🏴☠️🏛️🎆 (@atkhelo) February 23, 2019
What if the Democrats and those at CNN (but I repeat myself) never accept their defeat in 2016?
— Kirk Fletcher (@kirkfletcher) February 23, 2019
They did try their hardest.
I think an article about what would happen if Hillary wouldn’t accept defeat in 2016 would have been prescient.
— PragmaticLibertarian (@parallel235) February 23, 2019
The real question is will Dems accept defeat in 2020? It's 2019 and they still aren't over 2016.
— Michael Singletary (@justwannahike) February 23, 2019
Looks how gracefully Stacey Abrams accepted defeat in 2018 … Georgia Democrats still maintain the election was stolen from her.
I just…. I just…. can't. There should be 10 million witty ways to enjoy this tweet and yet I am left only with a feeling of extreme depression. How can we restore sanity in "news" with news like this?
— J. W. Helkenberg (@Helkenberg) February 23, 2019
What if people have decided they prefer journalism by 2020?
— Richard Thompson (@Ardeet) February 23, 2019
What an incredible waste of time and energy it is to write this.
— El Bueno 415 (@ElBueno415) February 23, 2019
More of the usual projection.
— Gary (@MusicMan220) February 23, 2019
The media used to RIDICULE the right because some fringe people said the same thing about Obama.
— KnoxvegasMike (@mlittle101) February 23, 2019
More projection from the people who were worried he would not accept defeat in 2016. In hindsight it appears Hillary and the Democratic Party and the Democrat Party Media, aka, MSM, aka #FakeNewsMedia that could not accept defeat. Hence #TDS was born. Hence the Mueller Inqusition
— Winston Smith (@JoPauCor) February 23, 2019
A more deadlier version of TDS or a new diagnosis is needed at this time cos this is clearly not TDS.
— Kent Ovarah Oseh, PMP (@ovarkent) February 23, 2019
Holy crap!!! That’s #TDS to the Nth degree!!!
— Terry (@tssunlvr) February 23, 2019
— Scott James 🇦🇺 ❌ ن (@JamesDitto12) February 23, 2019
Not that I think he will have to, but maybe he can get advice from HRC. She’s a picture of grace under such circumstances 😆😆😆
— Ozarkbeauty🇺🇸🌳🐾🐶 (@Fundoggiemama) February 23, 2019
What if CNN refuses to accept his election? It will be the same after he is re-elected.
— Bradford L Griffith (@Griffbl) February 23, 2019
It was too ridiculous to keep reading, the TDS is strong with CNN
— Stephen Yaworsky (@StephenYaworsky) February 23, 2019
Dude, what if the Leftists refuse to accept defeat? That’s what I’m actually worried about.
— catduck (@kingxerocole) February 23, 2019
Someone’s probably working on an updated “insurance policy” as we write this.
Oh @CNN, just stop it. Good grief.
— Dr. Rick Kirschner (@DrKND) February 23, 2019
In all seriousness — we need more pieces teaching liberals how to react if Trump wins reelection. Less rioting this time, OK?
Prof shares his plan for an election do-over via constitutional amendment, but it would be 'far from easy' https://t.co/FOmlsbTXLL
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 14, 2017