As some of you may have noticed, the President has taken to displaying a map of his unspeakably huge electoral victory.
Spotted on the resolute desk in the Oval Office during the President’s event on school prayer: a map of 2016 election results by county pic.twitter.com/28mgWtGSyz
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) January 16, 2020
That map of counties he won sitting on the Resolute Desk has been a talisman since soon after Sessions recused from the Russia probe. He started handing them out to people shortly before Mueller was named; aides got the first large one to frame the day after Comey was fired. https://t.co/uMWip7u6gX
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 17, 2020
What I didn’t know until yesterday is, it’s not even a map of his election!
Right, has anyone figured out which map that actually is?
As Parker’s noted, Alaska is an obvious giveaway it’s not 2016. https://t.co/fZk1PmPpJo
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) January 17, 2020
What year is that? Alaska is a state, and Republicans won big. That leaves the following possibilities: 1972 1980 1984 1988. My guess is 1984, because it’s so extreme.
— Sam Wang (@SamWangPhD) January 17, 2020
Obviously a county map is stupid anyway–land doesn’t vote!–but good lord.
Open thread! Anybody got exciting plans for the long weekend? I’m seeing Weathering With You tomorrow, which I’m looking forward to. Aside from that, I’ll probably be binging The Expanse, and playing the Metal Gear Solid 2 remaster I just bought.