‘Currently going through the seven stages of grief!’ Social media roasts liberal hosts for election night ‘meltdown’ as results come in showing Republican Glenn Youngkin’s victory
- Youngkin, 54, pulled off a stunning upset to beat Democrat Terry McAuliffe
- Hosts on MSNBC and CNN unable to contain their shock at McAuliffe’s defeat
- Commentator Joy Reid launched tirade against ‘dangerous’ Republicans
- Van Jones said that Youngkin was to Trump what the Delta variant was to Covid
- He said: ‘Same disease, but spreads a lot faster and can get a lot more places’
Social media has roasted liberal news hosts for their ‘meltdown’ as the results came in showing Republican Glenn Youngkin was going to be victorious in Virginia.
Youngkin, 54, last night pulled off a stunning upset to beat Democrat Terry McAuliffe, leading by 2.1 points with 99 percent of the vote counted. He is the state’s first red Governor since 2009.
Hosts on MSNBC and CNN were unable to contain their shock at McAuliffe’s defeat, with Jake Tapper looking at a map of the election results and saying flatly: ‘Oh my God.’
Commentator Joy Reid joined Rachel Maddow on MSNBC and launched an astonishing tirade against ‘dangerous’ Republicans, warning that voting for Youngkin – ‘a soft white racist’ – was a gateway to more ‘hardcore racism.’
Over on CNN, Van Jones said that Youngkin was to Trump what the Delta variant was to Covid-19, saying it’s the ‘same disease, but spreads a lot faster and can get a lot more places.’
Their shock and disappointment at the result gave conservative commentators on Twitter endless joy, with radio host Buck Sexton comparing it to the ‘seven stages of grief.’
‘MSNBC is currently going through the seven stages of grief on an endless loop in real time,’ Sexton tweeted. ‘It’s great, highly recommend.’
Commentator Joy Reid (pictured) was joining Rachel Maddow on MSNBC and launched an astonishing tirade against ‘dangerous’ Republicans, warning that voting for Youngkin – ‘a soft white nationalist’ – was a gateway to more ‘hardcore nationalism.’
Over on CNN, Van Jones said that Youngkin was to Trump what the Delta variant was to Covid-19, saying it’s the ‘same disease, but spreads a lot faster and can get a lot more places’
It was a different atmosphere over in the Youngkin campaign camp where celebrations look set to continue through the night after his shock win
McAuliffe has not yet admitted defeat in the race. Hours earlier, McAuliffe had refused to concede the race when he took the stage at 10:20pm, saying: ‘We’re going to continue to count the votes because every single Virginian deserves to have their vote counted’
‘If you want to give yourself a treat, turn on MSNBC,’ Ann Coulter tweeted as results began to favor Republicans in key races.
National Review critic Kyle Smith said: ‘Every conservative I know is watching MSNBC.’
Pundit Stephen L. Miller joked, ‘It’s early yet but MSNBC is pulling a bit ahead in the election meltdown. Still waiting for returns from some of CNN’s more loyal viewers and the late night returns but Joy Reid looks to be pulling away early. Still too close to call though.’
Meghan McCain added, ‘MSNBC is on nothing short of an emotional journey to Narnia tonight.’
Other commentators shared their favourite GIFs of Donald Trump, the former President pointing at a reporter saying, ‘Wrong,’ or footage of him creasing up with laughter.
One user, named USA Live Free or Die, tweeted a series of laughing emojis with the caption: ‘Melting down.’
Jones, a former Obama administration official, told CNN colleagues: ‘The stakes are high. When this election is over in Virginia, we will know… have we seen the emergence of the Delta variant of Trumpism?
‘In other words, Youngkin, same disease, but spreads a lot faster and can get a lot more places.’
He later took to Twitter to clarify his incendiary remark.
‘My point is that playing on racial fears by demagoguing [critical race theory] furthers dangerous aspects of Trumpism, just in friendlier form,’ he wrote. ‘Did not mean to imply that human beings are diseases.’
Reid on MSNBC similarly attacked Youngkin for his stance against critical race theory being taught in schools, claiming that it revealed a thinly veiled racism.
Rachel Maddow appeared upset by the Republican victory in Virginia last night
‘Republicans are dangerous,’ she said. ‘This isn’t a party that’s just another political party that disagrees with us on tax policy. That at this point, they’re dangerous.
‘They’re dangerous to our national security because stoking that kind of soft white nationalism eventually leads to the hardcore stuff – it leads to the January 6 stuff.
‘Because if people are tolerant of it in your party, they’re tolerant of the soft racism, it’s a really short trip to get to the January 6 insurrection.’
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