Donald Trump took to Twitter this weekend to complain about Jill Stein’s efforts to force a recount of the questionable voting totals in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. This is the height of hypocrisy, considering that Trump spent the past six months complaining about how Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was “rigging the election” against him. World-famous actor and LGBT activist George Takei noticed this and fired off a response of his own:
Trump: It's rigged!
Clinton: No it isn't.
Trump: Definitely rigged!
Clinton: Okay, let's audit.
Trump: They're trying to steal the election!
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 28, 2016
Trump, of course, could not resist taking some potshots at the Clinton camp for supporting Stein’s recount efforts, which – as Stein herself asserts – is primarily about restoring American confidence in their electoral system rather than any kind of attempt to overturn the result or gain some kind of personal fame.
From accusing Clinton of rigging the election to then questioning his own results so he could dispute her popular vote totals to back to accusing Clinton of trying to steal the election, the mental gymnastics are so outrageous it’s hard to keep track. We should get used to it; it’s gonna be a long four years.