On Sunday, President Donald Trump tweeted a highlight reel of misguided election predictions from celebrities, politicians, and analysts, saying that “they just didn’t get it, but they do now”:
They just didn't get it, but they do now! pic.twitter.com/9T50NupkDy
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2018
The video shows clip after clip of politicians and celebrities promising that Trump would never be president of the United States.
George Clooney: “There’s not going to be a President Donald Trump.”
Former President Barack Obama: “Trump will not be president.”
Former Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.): “Trump will never be elected president of the United States.”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.): “[Donald Trump is] a man who will never be president of the United States.”
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.): Donald Trump is not going to be president of the United States. Take it to the bank.”
Rosie O’Donnell: “He will never be president.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): “Donald Trump is not going to become president of the United States.”
After the series of “Trump will never be president” sentiments, the video launched into report after report projecting Hillary Clinton to win the election.
The video concluded with a brutal series of clips from The Young Turks’ Cenk Uyger on election night as state after state went to Trump.
Uyger responded to the video in a tweet, saying, “No, we didn’t get it wrong. […] We were right about how horrible he would be as president”:
Yes, that's @TheYoungTurks throughout that video. No, we didn't get it wrong. We warned the American people that Trump could win. We were right about how horrible he would be as president. And yes, we'll see you again in 2020. Then again, we might not! https://t.co/9csxZOdEHi https://t.co/WjiuN3lkDA
— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) July 8, 2018
Out of the two-and-a-half-minute video, only one commentator predicted Donald Trump would win the presidency: Ann Coulter.
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) July 9, 2018
Many conservatives, of course, loved the video:
I CAN WATCH THIS FOREVER https://t.co/NEmPMh90Vj
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) July 8, 2018
This is pretty awesome. https://t.co/evE5GNq9Mc
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) July 8, 2018
— Ross Kaminsky (@Rossputin) July 8, 2018
A lot of people mainly in big cities can't believe that there's a huge portion of the country that thinks differently than them https://t.co/CwIX9L4Kjz
— Pardes Seleh (@PardesSeleh) July 8, 2018
While many conservatives saw the video as a victory lap, some saw the video as rather petty for the president to be tweeting.
Amazing how many people can't stop thinking about 2016. https://t.co/xkVX5KxNCN
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) July 8, 2018
President Trump’s tweets will always be a point of contention for both supporters and non-supporters. As Uygur pointed out, we will see in 2020 what America thinks of him.