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Donald Trump was roundly mocked on social media Tuesday morning after he inexplicably began sharing days-old tweets from Randy Quaid, who called for a 2020 election do-over.
The one-time Oscar nominee and now disgraced actor is a fervent Trump supporter who often claims that the president is the best in the history of the office — usually with a strobe light going in his tweets.
Days ago the actor, known for his role as Cousin Eddie in the National Lampoon’s Vacation franchise, tweeted, “We’ve lost confidence in the system that elects our leaders. 79 million Americans believe election was rigged, the results fraudulent. We need an in-person-only-paper ballot re-vote, especially in the States where flagrant irregularities have occurred. No accuracy, no democracy!” The post was tagged by Twitter with, “This claim about election fraud is disputed,” which linked to factual news stories about Joe Biden’s projected victory.
Trump, apparently just finding the tweets as he continues to rage against the election he lost to Biden, shared the message with, “Are you listening Republicans?”
Trump shared additional outlandish messages from Quaid, which got the actor trending as numerous Twitter users said they would rather not have Cousin Eddie dictating how U.S. elections work.
A few hours after Trump’s tweets, Quaid reacted to his name making headlines by claiming mainstream media was “outraged” over his do-over suggestion. That tweet was also roundly mocked by users.
— Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) November 24, 2020
8:20 a.m.: Updated with Quaid tweet.
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