Donald Trump Jr mocked for geographically wrong election prediction map

A map of the world painted almost entirely red was tweeted by the president’s son on Tuesday as his prediction of electoral support

Harriet Alexander
Tuesday 03 November 2020 18:27
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Donald Trump Jr has been mocked for tweeting a map of his election predictions, with the whole world coloured red for his father - except Mexico, China and, bizarrely, India and Liberia.

The 42-year-old son of the president tweeted on Tuesday morning: “Okay, finally got around to making my electoral map prediction.”

The map was painted red, with only California and New York marked as Democrat-voting parts of the United States.

Russia, North Korea and Iran were all backing Mr Trump, his son claimed - even the Black Sea and Caspian Sea were classed as voting Republican, and the “s***hole countries” of Africa and Haiti were backing the president.

Only China, Mexico, Liberia and India were Democrat, according to his map.

Many speculated that Mr Trump Jr has confused Iran and India on the map.

Liberia’s addition, however, was a mystery - especially given the country’s strong ties to the United States, and Mr Trump’s policies favouring the country.

In December, to the surprise of many, he agreed to allow 4,000 Liberians living in the US to be spared from a rule which would have otherwise ordered their deportation. The ruling was passed under the National Defense Authorization Act, and titled “Liberian refugee immigration fairness”.

“I would say this looks like a map of the world where American passports are still accepted, but its way too many countries,” one Twitter user noted.

Another tweeted a link to a Forbes graph, showing that Europe was overwhelmingly hoping for a Biden victory.

Six per cent of Danes, 13 per cent of Britons and 18 per cent of Italians wanted Mr Trump to win, according to their research.

A Canadian citizen replied: “Here’s the fix!”

The map was doctored to be entirely blue, apart from Russia and the US.

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