“They just didn’t get it, but they do now!” Trump tweeted.
What: President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted out a video compilation of people predicting he would never win the presidency, right up until the moment he did.
The 45th president addressed the montage to his critics:
They just didn't get it, but they do now! pic.twitter.com/9T50NupkDy— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2018
In an exception that proves the rule, conservative commentator Ann Coulter is seen in a June 2015 appearance on HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher" giving Trump the best odds of any Republican candidate -- and being laughed at by her fellow panelists and the audience.
The video also features CNN coverage of the 2016 election night, with commentators gradually going from dismissive of Trump's odds to worried as the results come in. When Trump is declared the winner of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, pundits are heard expressing shock and dismay.
Why: Trump often boasts about his election victory.
The president has pointed to the win as proof that his unconventional politics, foreign policy, and behavior can succeed where so-called experts have failed -- never mind the naysayers. He has also dismissed the special counsel investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russia as the product of Democratic bitterness over him winning the presidency.