As Donald Trump returns to the spotlight, he has again become increasingly vocal about his unfounded fraud claims, putting out a barrage of false statements about the 2020 elections.
In a sign that he has no plans to stop spreading his gross distortions and misrepresentation of the facts about his election loss, Trump on Monday announced that he’ll begin to use the term “the big lie” – commonly used by his critics to describe his baseless election claims – to refer to the 2020 election results.
In a statement sent through his political action committee, Save America PAC, Trump incorrectly blasted his loss in November as “The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020” and said it “will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE!”
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the No. 3 ranking House Republican and a vocal Trump critic, shot back on Twitter that the election “was not stolen,” adding, “Anyone who claims it was is spreading THE BIG LIE” and “poisoning our democratic system.”
Other Twitter users mocked the former president for attempting to rebrand “The Big Lie” in his favor.
I see disgraced former one-term losing President Donald Trump woke up on the gibbering barking batshit crazy side of the bed this morning. https://t.co/2atvUtbcUH
— Jeff Timmer (@jefftimmer) May 3, 2021
The 2020 presidential election was not stolen. Anyone who claims it was is spreading THE BIG LIE, turning their back on the rule of law, and poisoning our democratic system.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) May 3, 2021
Is there any other side of the bed for this lunatic?
— MommaFish 🏖🐬🧡 (@MommaFish11) May 3, 2021
Definition: Trump's false claims that the election was stolen, which incited the deadly January 6 insurrection as well as multiple anti-voter laws across various states.
— MightyMary007 (@Mary007Mighty) May 3, 2021
The 45th president will forever be know as the The Big Lie.
— Kay Hill (@dkayhill2003) May 3, 2021
I believe he tried to cheat again but there were too many voters & we stopped the cheat by GLOBAL foreign interests. THE BIGGER TRUTH will come out sooner or later as it always does and we will see exactly Which GLOBAL INTERESTS tried to hurt this country. https://t.co/i2pTdGgBuP
— THE WINK WINK SOCIETY. (@MWelslab) May 3, 2021
He’s an idiot extraordinaire.
— M & M's Mom (@bobbieloop) May 3, 2021
#FormerGuy always wakes up on the barking batshit craziness side of the bed. His rhetoric continues to represent a clear and present danger to US. He must be dealt with swiftly before there is another insurrection.
— La Coqui (@coqui4pr) May 3, 2021
Good Lord, can the nightmare of this man be over already?
— Cathy (@ADaysWork12) May 3, 2021
Him lying is the big lie, but nice try former guy 😂
Y'all are such massive suckers.
— Chad Johnston (@ChadJohnstonBLM) May 3, 2021
What a pathetic little loser
— Digger (@JustJoinedSoWat) May 3, 2021
This latest development comes as Facebook announced Monday it would decide this week the fate of Trump’s account, which was suspended after his supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 based on his fraud claims.