On Saturday night, Donald Trump attempted to keep his false claims about the 2020 election results alive but fell victim to a double-negative of his own making, inadvertently stating that anyone who believes his “big lie” is stupid or corrupt, and thus conceding to President Biden.
“Anybody that doesn’t think there wasn’t massive Election Fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election is either very stupid, or very corrupt!” the grammatically-challenged former president said in a statement from his Save America PAC.
As expected, Twitter users noticed the mistake and mockery ensued.
“This… doesn’t say what Donald Trump thinks it does,” Politico reporter Kyle Cheney said in response.
CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale followed with a tweet saying: “This is, accidentally, Trump’s first ever accurate statement on the legitimacy of the 2020 election.”
“Former President Donald Trump is 100% correct,” wrote Daniel Drezner, a professor at Tufts University’s Fletcher School.
Check some of the other responses below:
This… doesn’t say what Donald Trump thinks it does. pic.twitter.com/uhpS4EO6nv
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) December 5, 2021
Hot damn. Trump finally admitted the truth. pic.twitter.com/pQALeezmoC
— Mich THEE Fisher 🌈 (@michfisher) December 5, 2021
double negative own goal https://t.co/gAITVRRgLT
— Shawn Hils (@ShawnHils) December 5, 2021
It took a double negative, but he finally told the truth! https://t.co/9WqydbkBrs
— Tim Fullerton (@TimFullerton) December 5, 2021
First thing he's ever said that I've agreed with. And he doesn't even know he said it.
— excitedfor46 (@ames_loves_dogs) December 5, 2021
Listen to the man. He doesn’t not know what he’s talking about. https://t.co/7ANtmafKPJ
— Scott Imberman (@imbernomics) December 5, 2021
I don't not agree with this statement https://t.co/RCqmFaUoIw
— Jeremy Sklarsky (@Sklarsky) December 5, 2021
I didn’t not just burst out laughing at this https://t.co/TDQ7YMSEuX
— Kendall Baker (@kendallbaker) December 5, 2021
BREAKING: Trump concedes to Biden. https://t.co/r979soexW1
— Evan Cree Gee (@evancreegee) December 5, 2021
Who wants to tell them? https://t.co/1PZzPQ4Ies
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) December 5, 2021