After four years of hell, Election Day 2020 has finally arrived. For those of us desiring a return to a stable, powerful, and prosperous America prognostications look good coming into today. Joe Biden maintains a healthy lead in the polls, thanks in large to a President Trump who consistently failed to articulate a coherent reelection argument beyond his usual low-efforts smears and transparent fearmongering. This cruel, venial man has weakened our nation to its core and the time has finally come for us to pay him back for his myriad betrayals by booting him out of office.
Trump’s yawping minions and sycophantic surrogates are currently engaged in a display of arrogance or deep delusion, flooding the airwaves and internet with claims that the president stands poised to ride into a second term with a stunning victory. No one is as committed to this deranged idea as First Son Donald Trump Jr., a hollow little man so subsumed by his father’s larger-than-life personality that every word to come out of his mouth seems specifically engineered to glean love from a man pathologically incapable of feeling it.
One way that some Twitter users have been spending their time during the countdown to the election results is generating electoral maps that represent their best guess at which states Biden and Trump will each carry. Donald Trump Jr., ever the charmless troll, decided to join the fun by sharing a parody of the electoral map depicting the entire world rather than just the United States. Almost every territory is painted red to signify Trump except for the meaningful exclusions of New York state, California, Mexico, Cuba, China, India, Sri Lanka, and Liberia.
The one part that does make sense in this scenario is that Russia went for Trump.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 3, 2020
New York and California were predictably pictured as blue because they’re Democratic bastions. Mexico is blue because Trump spent much of his 2016 campaign lambasting the country and its citizens and continues to demonize the undocumented immigrants he claims are swarming across the U.S. border. It’s old fashioned racism at work.
China is blue because the Trumps want voters to believe that Biden is somehow in the pocket of the Chinese Communist Party or that his son Hunter is wrapped up in corrupt business deals with the Sino-juggernaut. The irony, of course, is that Donald Trump himself has a Chinese bank account that we only recently learned about. Just as suspiciously, Ivanka Trump saw her trademark requests in China suddenly rammed through after her father won in 2016. If anyone is selling the American people out to the authoritarian Chinese state, it’s the washed-up businessman turned president who has spent his entire life engaged in crooked deals and burying himself beneath mountains of foreign debt.
Cuba is red because Republicans still want to peddle the ridiculous idea that the Democratic Party is a Communist organization in line with the Castro regime.
It’s unclear why India and Sri Lanka are shown as Biden supporting regions except perhaps to toss some red meat to the bigots in the MAGA base. India in particular is an odd inclusion since the country is currently run by a far-right party whose members are broadly sympathetic towards Trump.
And then why is Liberia red? Apparently, because the alt-right troll account that Donald Jr. cribbed the map from thinks that “Liberia” sounds like it’s full of “liberals.” Yes, these are the towering intellects showing up in droves to vote for President Trump.
It’s worth noting that Israel seems to be completely excised from the map, an odd choice coming from a man whose father claims to be the world’s biggest supporter of that nation. The explanation is obvious though. The digital fever swamp of alt-right memes that the First Son dredged this image up from is swarming with anti-Semites, people who would love nothing more than to see the Jewish state eradicated. It’s possible Don Jr. simply didn’t notice, but with these people it’s always difficult to tell where malice ends and idiocy begins.
Mystery solved. The answer is as dumb as you think. From the creator: https://t.co/8TNzF76gsP
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) November 3, 2020
Indian Hindu-nationalists made sure to make their anger over Donald Jr.’s tweet known, with many of them incensed that he had erased Indian territorial claims.
— Helmut Norpoth (@lib_crusher) November 3, 2020
Other Twitter users were content to simply mock the First Son.
Why is the Black Sea colored in lmao pic.twitter.com/wKlpeUQQrh
— Aidan Smith ⧖ (@aidan_smx) November 3, 2020
The only map the Trump Family will need after today. pic.twitter.com/gvzQfVD18c
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) November 3, 2020
Not even going to sugarcoat it, you are one stupid motherfucker. https://t.co/M7JzzhFx00
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) November 3, 2020
He made Liberia, founded by freed US slaves, blue.
Because the Douche doesn't fall far from the Bag. https://t.co/siJTGTR0tV
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) November 3, 2020
I’m pretty sure Don Jr. confused Iran and India on a world map. That’s my theory and I’m sticking to it. https://t.co/bh59fw40es
— Ilan Goldenberg (@ilangoldenberg) November 3, 2020
How many of these countries do you think he could even identify? https://t.co/4kAqAUhTqp
— John Iadarola (@johniadarola) November 3, 2020
Oh shit, Trump's got The Thing's vote in Antarctica!!! https://t.co/VH5xmBPJRz
— Keaton Patti (@KeatonPatti) November 3, 2020
THEY GOT RACIST PENGUINS IN ANTARCTICA https://t.co/QG2ExbLUVb
— marcos (@ALMONDMlLKLOVER) November 3, 2020
Ok looks like my earlier comments on election predictions and statistical models need adjusting. New models from high-level sources are suggesting that the Antarctic penguins and the mermaids of the Black and Caspian seas will make this decisively a Trump victory. https://t.co/fVzaR6E9H3
— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) November 3, 2020
Iran goes for Trump! https://t.co/yhhdotN2DR
— John Sipher (@john_sipher) November 3, 2020
I think he tried to make a real one, realized he didn't know all the states, and did this instead https://t.co/bPGb73Bd2s
— Autumnal Gambino (@PrettyBadLefty) November 3, 2020
I have so many questions.
What did Liberia, Sri Lanka, and India do to piss off MAGA world?
What'd Trump do to win over…the uhh Black Sea and Caspian Sea?
Why is Iran pro-Trump?
Why is Cuba anti Trump, but Venezuela isn't?
And congrats to Trump for winning Antarctica I guess. https://t.co/B6beclYWdy
— Neoliberal 🌐 (@ne0liberal) November 3, 2020
When your dad came to the UK we made a balloon of him as a baby and a statue of him shitting on a toilet that blared out comical fart sounds. https://t.co/BfNeXFK8ja
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) November 3, 2020
How many days has it been since you last slept?
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) November 3, 2020
… are you aware that Black people get to vote now in South Africa?
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) November 3, 2020
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Rob Haffey is a writer, filmmaker, and winner of the ScreenCraft Writing Fellowship. He is a graduate of Drexel University.