President Donald Trump trolled his opponents on Sunday, posting a video montage of celebrities, pundits and prognosticators confidently predicting his defeat in the 2016 presidential election.
The video, which Trump posted on Twitter, begins with a clip from “The Simpsons” that parodied Trump’s infamous ride down a Trump Tower escalator in June 2015, where he first announced his presidential run. A still from the video reveals early supporters holding signs saying “paid” a reference to Trump’s earliest strategy to make sure that his crowd sizes were sufficient.
They just didn't get it, but they do now! pic.twitter.com/9T50NupkDy
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2018
The video then goes into a who’s who of liberals including Stephen Colbert, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, George Clooney and Rosie O’Donnell — all of whom dismiss Trump.
To the rising sounds of Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” Wolf Blitzer coldly reads the electoral vote count is inter-spliced with increasingly hysterical coverage of the moment from The Young Turks.
As indicated, the video is ripped from this one posted to the YouTube account Elouai. Though it has only received around 20,000 viewers on YouTube, the montage is part of a much larger genre of Trump “owning the liberals” footage which percolated online in the immediate aftermath of the election.
The video is ideal for Trump, who continues to speak about his triumph over Hillary Clinton nearly two years later. Reliving the moment the final numbers came in, remains a regular — and popular — feature of his campaign rallies across the country.