You can’t give yourself a nickname.
Trump (who likely wrote this tweet himself, as it came from an Android phone) wants to hitch his wagon to the British conservatives who wanted Britain out of the European Union, even though many of those conservatives instantly regretted their votes. Cool.
What is Trump trying to say here? It seems that now that he’s down in the polls and could lose states like Arizona and Georgia, he’s asking people not to count him out. After all, Brexit looked certain to fail as late as five hours before the vote, but it somehow ended up passing.
The problem with that analogy, though, is that—as the New York Times reports—the predictions that Britain would remain were based on an optimistic misreading of poll data, and they were complicated by a large number of undecided voters.
Only 7 percent of U.S. voters are undecided about the presidential election, and predictions that Trump will lose in a rout are based on polls that are pretty hard to misread.
Which polls? “All of them.”
So, just as Brexit didn’t come off the way Leave voters hoped, the whole Mr. Brexit thing isn’t being read the way Trump probably intended.
Ah, hmm, yes, there are those factors to consider.
And also, jokes. So many jokes.
Despite the longstanding informal rule that you can’t give yourself a nickname, this one might just be dumb enough to stick.
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