No words I could wrangle to describe the gob-stopping hypocrisy of Team Trump and Cult 45 can say it better than their own. As they demand time for our soon-to-ex-president to find “emotional closure” over his historic loss to “Sleepy Joe” Biden, CNN went to the tape to review how Trumpworld stars reacted to winning in 2016 (by a much smaller margin than Biden in 2020).
CNN.com usage policy doesn’t allow me to embed the video, but please take a minute to watch it here. A transcript is posted with the video.
Some highlights of hypocrisy:
Kellyanne Conway, on Democratic and third-party calls for recounts:
“There’s a respect there. And there is a respect for the process and the peaceful transition of power, which is why this recount by Jill Stein and now the Hillary (Clinton) people just is so confounding and disappointing. Their president, Barack Obama, is going to be in office for eight more weeks.”
“They have to decide whether they’re going to interfere with him finishing his business, interfere with the peaceful transition, transfer of power to President-elect Trump and Vice-President-elect Pence, or if they’re going to be a bunch of crybabies and sore losers about an election they can’t turn around.”
Kayleigh McEnany, White House Spokesliar:
“You have people trying to delegitimize the President-elect of the United States right now,” McEnany said, adding that Trump won the Electoral College. “You have people out there that are calling for recounts that are unsubstantiated based on no evidence.”
Mercedes Schlapp, Trump Campaign Spokesliar:
“I have to tell you, I believe the Democrats are behaving like the Grinch of Christmas.
“It’s a fascinating group of these Democrats who can’t seem to realize that it is time to move on. It is time to accept the fact that Trump will be the next President of the United States. And one of the key points of stability in our nation… is ensuring that we have a peaceful transition of power. And that at some point, Trump is pushing for this message of unity for all Americans. And unfortunately, the Democrats, they just want to throw a tantrum, which I think is hurtful for their party.”
Wow. Just. Wow.