Donald Trump, who claims victory in undecided states, provokes a wave of “I hereby claim” memes.

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With a few votes still to be counted in the 2020 presidential election, President Donald Trump has declared himself the winner mainly in states that are too close to the prediction, as well as in one state (Michigan) that is earmarked for former vice president Joe Biden. On Wednesday night, Trump tweeted that his campaign “for the purposes of the election vote, claims the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (which does not allow legal observers), the State of Georgia and the State of North Carolina, each of which has a BIG Trump lead. Additionally, we hereby claim the State of Michigan if …..”.

Trump’s detractors found the move premature at best and confusing or dictatorial at worst. Among those who challenged the president were several celebrities who followed the election closely and regularly tweeted about the president’s return.

Here is Trump’s original message, which was flagged by Twitter – along with others from him and family members – for exchanging false information

We have claimed the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (which does not allow legal observers), the State of Georgia, and the State of North Carolina, each of which has a BIG Trump lead, for the purposes of the election vote. Additionally, we hereby claim the State of Michigan if …..

– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2020

Not long afterwards, actor Zach Braff decided that he could use the same tactics.

I hereby claim all 100 points of the profit sharing of the TV show “Friends”.

– Zach Braff (@zachbraff) November 4, 2020

But this is only the last in a series of letters Braff has sent. Obviously he was inspired by the “assertion” of the president.

“I make a claim on the president.” https://t.co/S6n0bWM0NX

– Zach Braff (@zachbraff) November 4, 2020

Braff’s first response to Trump’s explanation was a simple GIF, though not subtle in its intent.

https://t.co/S6n0bWuppn pic.twitter.com/1tSvbG3Aqw

– Zach Braff (@zachbraff) November 4, 2020

Also the frozen star Josh Gad made fun of the tweet of the commander-in-chief and claimed some areas for himself.

I claimed Arendelle and the Southern Islands for voting purposes.

– Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 4, 2020

It was not the first time that Trump called himself the winner in a still undecided state. At the beginning of the day he tweeted the following news about the victory in Pennsylvania:

We are winning Pennsylvania on a grand scale, but the PA Secretary of State just announced that “millions of ballots still have to be counted.

– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2020

This particular post prompted Kurt Eichenwald, the best-selling author of The Informant, to encourage people to co-opt the hashtag of the president of #IHaveWonPennsylvania and use their own name to disrupt his false message.

We need to ridicule Trump’s claim of victory, so… everyone tweets this using their own name and the same hashtag.

I am Kurt Eichenwald and #IHaveWonPennsylvania

– Kurt “Mask yourself, vote early” Oak forest (@kurteichenwald) November 4, 2020

Emmy winner Jon Cryer was one of the first to take up Oakwood’s suggestion to use the hashtag.

Hello!

I’m Jon Cryer and #IHaveWonPennsylvania https://t.co/YRM762VjmI

– Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) November 4, 2020

The celebrated music journalist/cultural critic Touré also followed Eichenwald’s example.

I am Toure and am pleased to announce that I have just won Pennsylvania! I didn’t even know I was there! #ihavewonpennsylvania #ihavewonpennsylvania #ihavewonpennsylvania #ihavewonpennsylvania #ihavewonpennsylvania

РTour̩ (@Toure) November 4, 2020

The President’s son, Eric, also joined his father, who considered Pennsylvania favorable to the Republicans. He twittered a similar cry for an unfounded victory:

We have won Pennsylvania!

– Eric Trump (@EricTrump) November 4, 2020

Eric’s tweet received a particularly sharp rebuke from The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, who called the younger Trump “the president’s second dumbest son.

Good point. The Constitution clearly states: “The voters of a state can be won over if the second dumbest son of the president has prerogative”. https://t.co/xi2qrM2xsG

– The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) November 4, 2020

Meanwhile, many other people on Twitter compared Trump’s tweet to a moment from The Office when Steve Carrell’s character screams, “I declare bankruptcy! Several tweets contained GIFs, photos or

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