As the major news networks and The Associated Press almost simultaneously on Saturday projected the Democratic presidential ticket of Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris of California had won the 2020 election, the pair made it Twitter official.
Biden’s Twitter bio listed him as president-elect, while Harris was designated as vice president-elect.
Biden’s Twitter also displayed a victory video thanking the country for electing him, and a pledge to put partisan squabbling aside and work on behalf of all Americans. Harris displayed an emotional video showing her calling Biden as the news of the win had just emerged.
In contrast, as of early Saturday afternoon, the most recent tweet of current President Donald Trump ― who was at his Virginia golf course as news spread of the Biden and Harris victory ― exclaimed that he “WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!”
Twitter ― which has indicated that the president’s frenzied tweets will no longer receive special treatment once he leaves office ― slapped a disclaimer on his words.