Unsurprisingly, the world map Don Jr. posted on Election Day had just a few wins marked in for Biden: the traditionally ‘blue’ states of New York and California; China, with which Trump has often accused Biden and his family of having corrupt ties; plus Mexico, India, and – most unexpectedly – the West African nation of Liberia. The South Pole, however, went to the Republicans.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 3, 2020
A Trump victory in Antarctica came as quite a shock to many on Twitter, with one joking that it used to be “solid blue” but had obviously since flipped to Republicans.
“Despite most voters in this area being penguins, things are rarely this black and white,” quipped one commenter.
Since when has Antarctica flip? Used to be solid blue!
— Marat (@marat0428) November 3, 2020
Huge turn out in Antarctica but nothing is for certain. Despite most voters in this area being penguins, things are rarely this black and white. https://t.co/Ra29V3ShD0
— Michael Fry (@BigDirtyFry) November 3, 2020
Liberia ‘voting’ for Biden also raised some eyebrows, as many failed to see any obvious connections between the country and the Democratic Party.
I just noticed Liberia (I think) is blue… Why is Liberia the only pro Biden country in Africa? This is a real rabbit hole
— James Elliott (@Jandelliott) November 3, 2020
Some seemed to take the whole thing quite seriously, pointing to data suggesting that in reality, Canadians and Europeans — which are colored red on the map — would probably be more sympathetic toward Biden than Trump, if they had the chance to vote.
I'm a just leave this here. pic.twitter.com/H81TOQDP6p
— PrettySpazz (@Prettyspazz) November 3, 2020
Others were baffled by Don Jr ‘giving’ India to Biden, as both the incumbent US president and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi often speak about having a great relationship. His map also seemed to suggest the independence of the contested Kashmir and Ladakh regions.
I thought your dad had a great relationship with India tho
— Sloth🦥Capital (@SlothCapital) November 3, 2020
First India is red
Second Kashmir/Jammu and Ladakh are part of India
Third Arunchal Pradesh is Part of India Including whole North East pic.twitter.com/dWCWP22uu6
— 🇮🇳🇮🇳Dharmic Aditya आदित्य:🕉️ jay shree surya (@Aditya79654415) November 3, 2020
Even more inconsistencies emerged upon further social media inspection. The map left several countries like the United Arab Emirates, Armenia and Croatia blank, while also coloring in the Black, Caspian and Aral seas as Republican strongholds. “Every time I look there’s something new,” tweeted one person about the head scratcher of a map.
So he didnt color:
But he did color:
The Black Sea
The Caspian Sea pic.twitter.com/2AATqYeCiH
— Adam | Tired Era ⛄️ (@adamkylometers) November 3, 2020
Why is the Black Sea colored in lmao pic.twitter.com/wKlpeUQQrh
— Aidan Smith ⧖ (@aidan_smx) November 3, 2020
The Caspian Sea as well lollllllll pic.twitter.com/lDVFAT2MDV
— Pinoy oy oy (@pinoymann) November 3, 2020
please every time i look there’s something new. why is the uae not colored in. why are the black sea and caspian sea red. why does only half of norway go red
— sippin on that (@vivafalastin) November 3, 2020
At the end of a thorough social media investigation, it was finally revealed that the president’s son ‘borrowed’ the jokey graphic from another conservative tweeter, who goes by the nickname ‘One Walleee’.
I know you'll all be shocked to learn that Don Jr snaked his map from an alt-right 4chan orc pic.twitter.com/OGSRfLWWlF
— Adam Rawnsley (@arawnsley) November 3, 2020
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