Who knew President Trump enjoyed such widespread global support?
Donald Trump Jr., that’s who. Yes, the president’s outspoken son, apparently borrowing a map from someone named “One Wallee,” touted his father’s appeal, with a few exceptions, in this red-hued world map he posted to his 5.9 million followers on Election Day:
Twitter didn’t disappoint:
Puzzlement and confusion were themes of many of the GIFs posted in response:
Matthew Champion, an editor at Vice.com, joined in the head-scratching response. “So if I understand this map correctly, and that’s a big if, California, Mexico, New York, Cuba, Liberia, India (minus Kashmir), India, Sri Lanka, and China … are Democrat now?” he tweeted .
Indeed, the internet had questions. So, so many questions. All of Kashmir belongs to Pakistan? What’s going on with Sri Lanka? The Black Sea is actually red? One commenter threw water on the idea of a “red” Europe considering this poll:
Another from Canada:
Ultimately, Ian Harris captured the virtual reaction from Trump’s detractors, who grew increasingly ornery as the tweet gained traction:
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