On Nov. 4 , 2020, as votes were still counted in the U.S. presidential election, the U.S. presidential election campaign was held. President Donald Trump said that he will order a recount of the ballots in Wisconsin after the state called for Trump’s candidate, Democrat Joe Biden.
In 2016, Wisconsin shifted in favour of Trump, but in 2020 the state shifted over to the Democrats and went to Biden by an approximate 20,000-ballot difference.
Citing the Twitter meme known as “There’s always a tweet,” which suggests that, at any stage in his past tweets, Trump has made a comment contradicting his current stance on the topic
As a matter of fact, author Molly Jong Quick dug one up from 2012 and it has started a firestorm.
Dated 3 Nov. 2012, Trump, then a private citizen, expressed his view that there should be no recounts of ballots in battleground states because then-President Barack Obama would “steal” the election:
Obama, who was the incumbent, won the 2012 election handily, taking 332 electoral college votes and totaling 62,611,250 votes. His challenger, Mitt Romney, totaled 206 electoral college votes and won 59,134,475 votes.
It’s true that Trump had tweeted against recounts at that time. Here’s his original tweet: