While the votes continue to be counted, professional wrestler Chris Jericho took the time to offer Twitter how long it might take to find out who won the presidential election between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. And, well, the Internet doesn’t have it.
Early Wednesday morning, the former All Elite Wrestling World Champion asked a simple question to his more than 3.6 million followers.
“I’m not a political person, but is it weird for anyone else that for the first time in our lives we are spending a day with two days… 5 days…. 10 days… waiting to find out who won the presidential race? wrote Jericho.
I’m not a political person, but is it strange to anyone else that for the first time in our lives we spend a day with two days? two days… five days… ten days… waiting to find out who won the presidential race?
– Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) November 4, 2020
What Jericho, whose real name is Chris Irvine, forgets is that this is not the first time that America has had to wait for the result of a presidential election.
It seems that in the 2000 presidential election between George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore Jericho, sometimes known by the nickname “Y2J”, the issue was ironically completely lost sight of. In this hard-fought race at the turn of the century, more than a month after election day on November 7, the country did not know who had won the presidency because of a mandatory recount in Florida.
A look at the responses to the Jericho tweet is full of people who make the Fozzy front man aware of this point.
“It is not the first time. Not even close to the first time. If you were a “political person,” you would already know that. Perhaps there is a lesson in this,” wrote one user.
“We had to wait a month for the results of the year 2000, back when you were a good wrestler,” wrote another.
WWE Superstar MVP asked Jericho to simply “erase” this with an eye roll emoji.
Other Twitter users quickly made a connection between Jericho’s question and President Trump’s comments in the hours after election night. This is not surprising, considering that Jericho liked a number of Trump’s tweets in the past 24 hours, including the following tweet, which Twitter had to mark as “controversial” and possibly “misleading about an election or other civil process
“We are big in the upswing, but they are trying to steal the election. We will never let that happen. After the polling stations close, no more votes can be cast! Trump wrote on Wednesday morning shortly after midnight.
Users also refer to Jericho’s donations for Trump’s 2020 campaign and describe the wrestler as hypocritical because he describes himself as “not a political person”.
Jericho will be competing against MJF on Saturday at the pay-per-view event Full Gear.