Donald Trump's unfortunate phrasing in describing his election loss is earning him some mockery online.
Trump took to Fox News on Sunday in some of his longest remarks since his loss in the race, complaining to host Maria Bartiromo about what he saw as widespread fraud benefiting his opponent. As Rolling Stone noted, Trump spoke uninterrupted for six straight minutes, saying that he lost because of "massive dumps" that helped Biden.
This appeared to be a reference to late-arriving mail-in votes, which had increased this year as many voters wanted to stay away from polls due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Though many political experts had predicted that Trump would appear to be in the lead on election night as earlier votes would go in his favor before those counted later going more heavily for Biden, the president appeared to imply this was a sign of fraud in the race.
"This election was over and then they did dumps — they call them dumps — big massive dumps in Michigan and Pennsylvania and all over," Trump said, "If you take a look at, you just take a look at just about every state that we're talking about, every swing state that we're talking about. And they did these massive dumps of votes. And all of a sudden I went from winning by a lot to losing by a little."