So today it was suggested there should be a "do-over" in the Pennsylvania presidential election, which appears likely to give the presidency to Joe Biden, and then Trump was told to "put on his big boy pants" and get out of town.
I kid you not.
Fox News nutcase commentator Sean Hannity actually suggested that the Keystone State should have an election do-over after he showed film of a Trump supporter being turned away as an observer at a vote counting facility.
Well, in golf, with which Trump is somewhat familiar, a do-over is known as a Mulligan. It's when your first shot sucks so you just "take a Mulligan" and do it again if your opponents say it's OK. There is no doubt that Trump, called a "serial golf cheat" by The New Yorker, is throughly familiar with the concept.
"Plunk" goes the ball in the pond just behind the sand trap.
"Crap," says Trump. "Lemme just do it again."
Next shot buries itself in the sand trap.
"OK, just one more time," whines Trump, as his roundhouse swing sends the ball into the rough.
Wrote sportswriter Rick Reilly in his book, "Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Donald Trump", “Trump doesn’t just cheat at golf. He cheats like a three-card Monte dealer. He throws it, boots it, and moves it. He lies about his lies. He fudges and foozles and fluffs.”
Wonder what Trump's reaction was when he saw that comment from Hannity. I can just imagine him jumping out of his big leather chair behind the Resolute Desk and yelling "Yea! Let's order that. Gimme my Sharpie and I'll sign the Executive Order!"
Meanwhile, in Philadelphia
Mayor Jim Kenney, tired of the complaining and whining tweets from Trump and his unfounded claims of voter fraud, apparently had had enough today.
“What the president needs to do, frankly, is put his big boy pants on. He needs to acknowledge that he lost. And he needs to congratulate the winner,” Kenney said. “I doubt he’ll listen to me, but that’s my feeling."
Philadelphia, of course, had been targeted by Trump who warned last week that "bad things happen" there, and from his point of view, that's pretty much the case. He was swamped by Biden in the City of Brotherly Loves, with thousands of votes that helped Biden wrench the lead in that state away from Trump and seemingly put the former vice president on the way to the White House.
Ultimately, the question is this: Will Trump continue to fight, resist, argue, whine, carry on and refuse to accept the outcome, and try to sabotage Biden and his team as they prepare to assume power?
Will he even try to do anything about the coronavirus pandemic, which is estimated to take nearly 400,000 lives by Feb. 1 if current policies are followed?
Will he even refuse to leave the White House when his term finally comes to an end in January?
Never mind, said the Biden campaign. It won't matter.
"As we said on July 19th, the American people will decide this election," Biden's team said in a statement today. "And the United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House."
That task would fall to the Secret Service, the elite corps that has served and protected him over the past four years.
When they do, will Trump have his big boy pants on?