President-elect Donald Trump rehashed his election night victory on Twitter on Friday morning, recounting for his followers how his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, was forced to cancel planned victory fireworks over New York’s Hudson River once it became clear she had been beaten.
“Hillary and the Dems were never going to beat the PASSION of my voters. They saw what was happening in the last two weeks before the,” Trump wrote, omitting the word “election” between the two posts he wrote on the issue. “And knew they were in big trouble – which is why they cancelled their big fireworks at the last minute. THEY SAW A MOVEMENT LIKE NEVER BEFORE.”
While Trump posts often about his presidential transition and policy goals, he has also frequently used Twitter to recount his surprise election victory. It is the second time this week that he has used multipost Twitter flurries to retell the story of his win, both times highlighting the fact that Clinton was forced to cancel her planned fireworks.
“Various media outlets and pundits say that I thought I was going to lose the election. Wrong, it all came together in the last week and I thought and felt I would win big, easily over the fabled 270 (306),” Trump wrote on Monday, without noting that he ultimately lost two of his 306 electoral votes when a pair of Texas electors refused to cast ballots for him. “When they canceled fireworks, they knew, and so did I.”