Update: The conference happened, we saw no viable path, and our preview and the commentary on Twitter were pretty spot-on. You can see the highlights here. Others may prefer to see the commentary in the original article below.
According to President Donald Trump, an “important news conference” at 12:00 P.M. this afternoon will feature information from his attorneys that presents a “viable path to victory” for him in the 2020 presidential race:
Important News Conference today by lawyers on a very clear and viable path to victory. Pieces are very nicely falling into place. RNC at 12:00 P.M.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2020
It should be noted that the 12 noon time is also when election officials in Georgia will announce the results of a hand recount of ballots that was conducted. However, Biden would still be the winner of the electoral college vote even if new totals from the Peach State suggest Trump won, which seems highly unlikely.
Most Twitter users were spectacularly unimpressed with the president’s “pieces” that are falling into place:
There is no path to victory for you. You’re done. Pack. https://t.co/HhSc7HCbs3
— Wow. Just…wow. The horror… (@scottevanjenk) November 19, 2020
The president and the RNC have been clear that they are trying to concoct ways to overturn the results of a free and fair democratic election. And if you’re a GOP official affirming the integrity of the election — @C_C_Krebs @GaSecofState @Commish_Schmidt — they will attack you. https://t.co/fp6u5LtNKB
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 19, 2020
— JuneBug (@JMarieT03) November 19, 2020
You have no path to victory. You lost in a LANDSLIDE.
— William LeGate 🇺🇸 (@williamlegate) November 19, 2020
The pieces fell into place long ago.
Joe Biden is President-elect of the United States.
Donald Trump lost, as Biden took five states Trump won in ’16, including two deep red states.
Trump has no chance of overturning the vote. Time to pack.
— Michelangelo Signorile, subscribe to my newsletter (@MSignorile) November 19, 2020
“306. Landslide. Blowout. Historic.”
— Kellyanne Conway (2016)
+Won the popular vote by more than 5 million votes!
+Won an absolute majority of all the votes!
+Flipped five states pic.twitter.com/rzL8HHoI0s
— Straight Talker (@SomeRandomGuy5) November 19, 2020
— God bless Georgia! (@adawgbite4you) November 19, 2020
At first I was concerned that you would have to be removed by force
Now I’m looking forward to it
— J (@GetYourGEDBro) November 19, 2020
If the press conference features Rudy Giuliani, it might be worth watching for the comedy.
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