It has not been a good day for President Donald Trump.
After several days of ballot counting, the media called the presidential election in favor of Joe Biden, with both the Electoral College and the popular vote proving that the majority of American voters are ready for change.
Trump was golfing when Biden’s win swept across the nation Saturday morning, and his eventual return to the White House was met by scores of people out celebrating the results of the election.
Trump’s motorcade returning from the golf course. 🙌🏾 https://t.co/wW79tWcAJJ
— April (@ReignOfApril) November 7, 2020
The president is back at the White House and in D.C., where he was welcomed by a crowd booing and raising middle fingers at his motorcade. pic.twitter.com/K2ixgpTjRJ
— Jill Colvin (@colvinj) November 7, 2020
Motorcade view (Pool) pic.twitter.com/7Uj8LmlzyW
— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) November 7, 2020
Trump’s motorcade gets a warm welcome as they return to the White House pic.twitter.com/sipr7iHN2s
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) November 7, 2020
One particular photo by Alex Edelman captured Trump’s face as his motorcade drove past the crowds, and Trump got to see firsthand just how thrilled many people are with his loss.
Trump watches celebrations of his defeat as he returns to the White House from playing golf on Saturday. (Getty) pic.twitter.com/tj5YSYcWIg
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 7, 2020
The picture shows a distraught-looking Trump, huddled up against the glass of the vehicle, perhaps getting a taste of what his post-presidential life may look like.
The photo clearly resonated with the president’s detractors, quickly going viral as folks on Twitter continued in the celebration of his loss and the possibility that reality may finally be setting in for Trump, who has thus far continued to falsely claim that he has, somehow, won the election after all.
This sparks joy. https://t.co/p4noM6ocls
— Benj Pasek (@benjpasek) November 7, 2020
Trump returning to the White House from his golfing trip, witnessing celebrations of his defeat in the streets of DC.
He finally got a parade that's focused on him!! Congrats bro! pic.twitter.com/hRrMyTMD4X
— Jayar Jackson (@JayarJackson) November 7, 2020
— Morgan J. Freeman (@mjfree) November 7, 2020
I love the look on Trump’s face as he watched the joyous celebrations of his defeat when he returned to the White House from playing golf today. pic.twitter.com/OgXoJeoKuS
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) November 7, 2020
Stricken. Trump will need to be quickly sedated or moved to a soundproof room. Otherwise his reaction to the crowd outside will accelerate his spiral. He really should leave now & go to Florida. https://t.co/mPB8L8PXcK
— Tom Joseph (@TomJChicago) November 7, 2020
Here are some photos in this thread below… he picked an appropriate color hat. White for surrender. https://t.co/x97qYItyx7
— Carl Hancock 🚀🇨🇷 (@carlhancock) November 7, 2020
I have as much empathy for this man as he had for the hundreds of thousands of American deaths he allowed to happen.
It is what it is.
Now get to packing. https://t.co/Vl3e6omoL0
— Randy Bryce (@IronStache) November 7, 2020
Photos and videos of the celebrations happening outside the White House have overtaken social media, with many others proving to be just as symbolic of the feelings sweeping through over half of voters in the United States.
But a one-term president finally faced with the hard truth that he does not, in fact, have anywhere near the majority behind him may very well go down as one of the most memorable images from this day.
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