Eric Trump tweets to Minnesota to ‘get out and vote’ seven days after the election

‘When you schedule the tweet but it’s already after dad lost,' quipped one Twitter user

Oliver O'Connell
New York
Tuesday 10 November 2020 15:13
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Donald Trump’s second oldest son, Eric, apparently can’t let the election go, tweeting out a rallying call to Minnesota to get out and vote — a week after the polls closed.

The tweet, likely supposed to be scheduled for last Tuesday, was deleted less than an hour after it was posted, but not before drawing ridicule online.

One user mockingly lamented: “When you schedule the tweet but it’s already after dad lost the election.”

Pennsylvania state representative Brian Sims replied: “BLURP: So the ‘team’ that scheduled a press conference at a landscaping business, and a tweet a week after the election, wants you to believe they’ve discovered fraud somewhere.”

Another tweet quipped: “Tired: We must know the winner on election day! Wired: We must continue voting a week after the election!”

The same user followed up with: “Hey, Eric. What's the number for that voter fraud hotline? I need to report something.”

Writer Tony Posnanski posted: “Dammit! I guess Eric is the dumbest Trump child today.”

A gif of Eric Trump as portrayed by Alex Moffat on Saturday Night Live, showing the executive vice president of the Trump Organisation drinking hand sanitiser, was also posted a number of times.

The younger Mr Trump has been recently mocked online for tweeting false claims about ballots being burned; about big tech "censoring" his posts that get less likes; and for complaining that Democrats were flooding the Trump campaign voter fraud hotline with spam messages.

Democratic candidate Joe Biden won the state of Minnesota in the 3 November election with 52.6 per cent of the vote.

On Saturday, Mr Biden was named president-elect after the Associated Press and a number of other media organisations called the election in his favour, having accrued 290 electoral college votes.

Donald Trump and his family are yet to acknowledge the loss.

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