President-elect Joe Biden has won Arizona, winning an additional 11 Electoral College votes for a total of 290, and the internet is reacting with glee at Biden’s win and President Donald Trump’s loss.
Politicians and celebrities are reacting to the news by posting memes and GIFs celebrating Biden’s win, as it firmly pushes him past the 270 electoral votes needed, amid Trump’s threat of litigation.
They have also been thanking the late John McCain, who served as the Senator for Arizona from 1987 until his death in 2018, suggesting Biden’s win gives him the last laugh in a long-running feud with Trump.
In 2015, Trump came under fire for criticizing McCain and calling him a “loser” for losing the 2008 presidential election to Barack Obama, and for saying he’s “not a war hero.”
McCain was a Navy pilot and spent around five-and-half years in a notorious North Vietnamese prison known as the “Hanoi Hilton.” There, he was repeatedly tortured and spent two years in solitary confinement.
Now, McCain’s state has been called for Biden, and his supporters have taken to Twitter to express their joy, with McCain’s daughter Meghan McCain even sharing a meme of her own.
The Lincoln Project’s Fred Wellman said: “This dips*** lost Arizona,” with a clip of Trump’s comments in 2015 about McCain. In the clip, Trump said: “He’s a war hero who was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.”
Meghan McCain responded to Trump’s 2015 comments and said: “In light of tonight’s news… sorry I had to, the meme is too funny,” and shared a photo of her late father, John McCain, with a caption that said: “I like people who don’t lose Arizona.”
Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz said: “Thanks for playing, @realDonaldTrump! BIDEN wins ARIZONA,” with his cartoon of a “Welcome to Arizona” poster featuring Cacti appearing to give the middle finger to Trump.
Writer Bob Schooley said: “Whoever called Arizona at Fox News on election night” with a GIF of Dwight Schrute from The Office celebrating. Fox News‘ Arnon Mishkin called Arizona for Biden on election night, before any other media outlet had, angering the president.
Cindy McCain, the wife of John McCain, also celebrated the win and said in a tweet: “Congrats to Joe Biden for carrying my home state of Arizona. I am so proud of Arizonans for showing up in record numbers to make their voices heard.
“Thank you to the election workers who ensured a fair and honest process. Let’s get to work!”