The 2020 presidential election has been one for the history books — a long and winding road that hasn’t even reached a final destination yet. It’s certainly the first presidential election in which one candidate took it upon themselves to declare victory in states they haven’t won, in the same manner with which Michael Scott once declared bankruptcy. Even with Joe Biden the likely champion, it’s looking likely that Trump won’t go quietly — and nor will his legions of hopped-up supporters.
On Wednesday, with absentee ballots being belatedly counted — and revealing a massive surge of support for Barack Obama’s former vice president — one of them interrupted a press conference held in Nevada, one of a handful of states that have yet to count all their votes, was interrupted. He did it in style, too, wearing a t-shirt bearing the words “BBQ BEER FREEDOM.” His attire amusingly clashed with his fiery — and baseless — message. And luckily it was caught on video and shared on social media.
The video finds the unidentified man crashing the podium during the relatively staid presser to repeatedly shout his conspiracy theories. “The Biden crime family is stealing the election! The media’s covering it up,” he screamed. “We want our freedom for the world!”
Perhaps this gentleman wanted his message amplified. It was — but not in the way he may have wished. The clip spread like wildfire across social media, where exhausted Biden voters, happy to have something amusing to relieve the tension of the last year (or years), seized upon it with glee.
Um … is that guy ok? https://t.co/y7UB7DXpzx
— Joy VOTE & MASK UP!! Reid 😷) (@JoyAnnReid) November 4, 2020
That guy would have made a fine second term attorney general https://t.co/T4m6ziry9J
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) November 5, 2020
Have a callback to play this guy in the Movie of the Week https://t.co/lNT8XoOVRs
— Jonathan Torrens (@TorrensJonathan) November 5, 2020
If only this guy had showed his ass a few days earlier, I would have had THE BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME EVER!!! https://t.co/pYWwuQkXw5
— American Aquarium (@USAquarium) November 5, 2020
Going as this guy next halloween. I already have the shirt. https://t.co/6J1L8RhfD4
— Rachel Bonnetta (@rachelbonnetta) November 5, 2020
BBQ, Beer, and Freedom is the new Guns, Germs, and Steel https://t.co/ghnkzCt5vp
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) November 4, 2020
Came thru like Kool-Aid Man. https://t.co/NojPjGtUHG
— Jeffrey Vote Out This Gameshow Clown Wright (@jfreewright) November 4, 2020
WWE has gone down hill. https://t.co/Y6Cph3b0Hf
— Michael Govern Ready (@mikegove12) November 4, 2020
i just want to confirm that this is not one of my characters https://t.co/JC9HSRnO5Q
— Gus Danger Johnson (@Gusbuckets) November 4, 2020
Some praised the other star of the video.
Honestly, props to the calm patience of purple shirt guy. https://t.co/iGd3z51LOf
— Scott Johnson (@scottjohnson) November 4, 2020
Here’s another angle, if you’d like.
We are outside the Clark County Election Center where Registrar of Voters is addressing the ballots that still have to be counted. Man walked up and started yelling. @8NewsNow pic.twitter.com/cZ8RepmxLV
— Joe Moeller (@joemoeller44) November 4, 2020
Some saw him as a reminder of what we may one day lose, perhaps soon.
On the other hand, maybe not.
here’s a demo of the next 4 years https://t.co/2Bk4wcF2kB
— o’danny boy (@dannyodwyer) November 4, 2020
For what it’s worth, the person the “BBQ BEER FREEDOM” shirt guy interrupted, according to The Hill, Registrar of Voters official Joe Gloria, who at the time was busy telling people that he was not prepared to say how many ballots had yet to be counted. Nevada is one of five states who, as of this writing, are still in contention, the others being Alaska, Georgia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Biden is currently ahead by about 93,000 votes, with 86% of the vote counted. Whatever the end result, this Trump guy probably isn’t going away quietly.
(Via The Hill)