The votes are still being counted. The state of Georgia is conducting a recount. The results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election have yet to be certified.
But Ole Joe Biden, apparently, thinks he’s a winner. The mainstream media thinks it, too. They’re already coronated Joe Biden as the next president-elect.
Perhaps sensing a shift in the winds of fortune, or at long last a ripe opportunity for betrayal, even the supposedly conservative Fox News managed to plant the knife in President Trump’s back early and fast by recklessly declaring Arizona in Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory column well before the outcome was clear.
Et tu, Brute?
American Caesar Donald J. Trump isn’t ready to throw in the towel yet, however. President Trump’s agents are pursuing allegations of voter fraud in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, and other contested states.
Fraud? In inner-city machine politics? No way!
In Chicago, the average voting age is 108. Even the dead people vote twice. The situation is no less corrupt in Philadelphia or Detroit.
President Trump shocked the Democrats with a historic Election Day turnout and ran up the score beyond their wildest dreams.
So it goes, the Republicans lead on Election Day until the absentee ballots, which tend to lean Democrat, are counted. The formula is set up so that any Republican lead just tells the Democrats how many ballots they need to “find” in order to catch up.
Biden down 50,000 votes in some Philly ward? They call in an ex-con named Smokey with a 1999 Saturn minivan who screeches up to a loading dock with a trunk full of ballots signed by dead people. Game changer!
It is possible that the degree of voter fraud is not enough to overturn the presumed results of the election and award President Trump a second term. This is the view of many world leaders at the moment, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emanuel Macron, and black-face performance artist Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau all personally calling Joe Biden to acknowledge his status as the next president of the United States.
Even close President Trump allies British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (thanks, buddy!) have dropped their bromance with Trump and proclaimed Joe Biden the president-elect.
Even the mad man of the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte, took time out of a busy day of executing drug dealers to congratulate Joe Biden on his perceived victory in the U.S. presidential contest.
Over in Russia, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said no statement of congratulations was to be offered because “there will be certain legal proceedings which were announced by the incumbent president.” Then again, Russia is just happy to have the U.S. in chaos regardless of who is president.
South of the border, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador – popularly known as AMLO – would like to avoid incurring President Trump’s wrath and has not sided one way or another on the election.
“With regard to the U.S. election, we are going to wait until all the legal matters have been resolved,” said AMLO at a press conference Saturday. “I can’t congratulate one candidate or the other. I want to wait until the electoral process is over.”
“President Trump has been very respectful of us, and we have reached very good agreements, and we thank him because he has not interfered and has respected us,” said AMLO.
Such kind words from the President of Mexico about President Trump you will never hear on CNN or MSNBC.
Farther south, in the land of white sand beaches, bananas, Carnival, samba, and military coups, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro – aka the Trump of South America – remains taciturn on the U.S. presidential election. Bolsonaro won the Brazilian presidency in 2018 by copying the Trump campaign playbook to a T, promising to “Make South America Great Again” and closely aligning himself with President Trump.
“I hope, God willing, to soon appear at the inauguration of President [Trump] in the United States,” Bolsonaro said late last month.
Jumping across the Pacific to the Hermit Kingdom, aka Hell on Earth, aka North Korea, dictator for life Kim Jong Un’s lips remain sealed. Probably because he fears getting bombed into oblivion.
Meanwhile, North Korea state media has stated that Joe Biden deserves “merciless punishment” for insulting the country’s dignity. Given that Kim Jong Un killed his own uncle with a flame thrower and 99-percent of the North Korean population lives in abject oppression and heart-breaking poverty, it is hard to take these statements seriously.
Last but not least, we travel across the North Korean border to Red China, where the tight-lipped communists have yet to render an official proclamation acknowledging a win to either camp.
Probably because they’re too busy ransacking Hong Kong at the moment while the U.S. is preoccupied with the election. Or as we say stateside, getting while the getting is good.
“I noticed that Mr. Biden has declared victory of the election,” China Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Monday. “We understand that the presidential election result will be determined following U.S. laws and procedures.”