Donald Trump told to 'step aside' as he posts 'America First' hours after Joe Biden tweets 'America is back'
Biden's tweet was aimed at introducing his foreign policy and national security team, the Democratic former vice president signaled a chance from the Trump slogan 'America First'
President Donald Trump is not only refusing to concede to his apparent successor, President-elect Joe Biden, but the 45th leader of the United States is also making sure to stay one up from the 46th POTUS in the Twitter game. Trump has cemented his name when it comes to eccentric tweeting capabilities and it's only natural that he would resist relinquishing his stronghold on the platform to his Democratic opponent who beat him in the 2020 election.
Only a few hours after Biden tweeted, "America is back" on Wednesday, November 25, Trump posted the message "AMERICA FIRST!!!" on his Twitter page.
America is back.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 24, 2020
AMERICA FIRST!!!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2020
While the president-elect's message was to inform people that he will be inaugurated to lead the country come January after the General Services Administration acknowledged his win, Trump's tweet was reportedly seen as a desperate attempt to cling onto his campaign slogan - a promise he ran on and has been maintaining for the last four years - with the hopes that somehow his baseless claims of widespread voter fraud will be proven true and the outcome of the presidential race will be turned in his favor.
Biden said on November 24 that the United States will be “ready to lead” again on the global stage, turning the page on Trump’s “America First” policies as he pledged to work together with the nation’s allies. The distinct style of their respective fonts of writing also gave people a sense of how different Trump and Biden's presidencies are expected to be. While Trump used all-caps, almost screaming out his message, Biden's post exuded a calm, more assuring tone. At the time of writing this article, Biden's tweet had received over a million likes while Trump's post had received nearly 400,000 likes.
Biden's tweet was praised by his supporters from all over the world. "FINALLY! I feel like we were kidnapped for 4 hellish years," one person said, while another noted, "We will be back come Jan..keep the positivity moving. Love it." US Army veteran and former Trump supporter David Weissman wrote, "My President."
Someone else wrote, "I feel like America can breathe again! We have a competent President once again. This makes me so happy!!!!" The next said, "I speak for every true American citizen when I say that the 45th president definitely didn’t deserve a 1st term and he absolutely doesn’t deserve a 2nd term" One more commented, "I cannot wait to see and feel her epic comeback." Another wrote, "Thank God! Actual adults in charge again."
FINALLY! I feel like we were kidnapped for 4 hellish years.— CaliforniaProud (@jackie_k_m) November 25, 2020
We will be back come Jan..keep the positivity moving. Love it— Bianca B (@BiancaL76) November 25, 2020
My President.— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) November 24, 2020
I feel like America can breathe again! We have a competent President once again. This makes me so happy!!!!— Sandy Schmoll (@SchmollSandy) November 24, 2020
I speak for every true American citizen when I say that the 45th president definitely didn’t deserve a 1st term and he absolutely doesn’t deserve a 2nd term— ☔️𝑱𝒊𝒎𝒎𝒚 (@CFCJIMMY14) November 24, 2020
I cannot wait to see and feel her epic comeback.— Jeffrey (@jeffrey100184) November 25, 2020
Thank God! Actual adults in charge again. 🥰— Flor (@Florquemata123) November 25, 2020
Trump's tweet, on the other hand, was met with a barrage of negative comments and memes. "WORLD FIRST!!!" one of them said while another tweeted, "TRUMP LAST!!!" Someone else wrote, "Yes! That's why we elected @JoeBiden!" The next commented, "This is a time for healing. I will now accept follows from Trump supporters. Please be civil."
One more noted, "BUT YOU CAME IN SECOND!!!" The next said, "Agreed. let’s all rally behind our new president, Joe Biden. Thank you.Yes." Someone else quipped, "Please step aside." And another remarked, "Get over it man. Get out of your denial."
WORLD FIRST!!!— baggystyle 👜 (@kaioraFC) November 25, 2020
TRUMP LAST!!!— eureekascastle (@eureekaLS) November 25, 2020
This is a time for healing. I will now accept follows from Trump supporters. Please be civil.— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) November 24, 2020
BUT YOU CAME IN SECOND!!!— Evan Dashevsky (@haldash) November 24, 2020
Agreed. let’s all rally behind our new president, Joe Biden. Thank you.— Jimmy Spencer (@JimmySpencer) November 24, 2020
Yes. Please step aside.— evita (@Hellolemur) November 25, 2020
Get over it man. Get out of your denial.— Habib Khattar (@htkhattar) November 24, 2020
The GSA informed Biden that the Trump administration was ready to start the formal transition process, according to a letter sent by Administrator Emily Murphy on November 23. This creates a way for Biden’s team to get access to briefings, office space, secure computers and other government services needed for the transfer of power.
The letter is also a first step taken by the administration to recognize President Trump's defeat in the November 3 elections, according to CNN. In the letter, Murphy said she had not been pressured by the White House to delay the formal transition and did not make a decision "out of fear or favoritism".
"Please know that I came to my decision independently, based on the law and available facts," Murphy wrote. "I was never directly or indirectly pressured by any Executive Branch official — including those who work at the White House or GSA — with regard to the substance or timing of my decision. To be clear, I did not receive any direction to delay my determination."