In the wake of President Trump's recent press conference, Star Trek celebrity and social media activist George Takei created a Twitter poll. It looked like this:
Takei had created other Twitter polls in the past, and as might be expected, the results were always what he wanted. If you're polling a group that you believe is largely made up of your own followers - people who probably agree with your politics - this is not surprising.
However, it didn't turn out that way this time. With a bit more than seven hours to go, the results looked like this:
At this point, Takei's preferred option was still ahead, but only barely. And sources suggest that soon after, "The 'Unfair' News Media" started to take the lead.
But unless someone has a more recent screenshot, we shall never know with certainty, because a few hours later, the poll looked like this:
It's kind of symbolic of how these sorts of people approach politics and even, I suppose, life, don't you think?
They can't accept the results of a democratic election. They can't even accept the results of a silly Twitter poll.
Is nothing sacred?
As of this writing, Takei hasn't commented on the matter. But he seems to be back to his regular schedule of three anti-Trump tweets an hour.
As a friend (and voter) said, "What a wimp."
Update (11:00 AM PST): Takei is now commenting on the incident. He says his poll was "hijacked" by Trump supporters (and as a result he banned them). That's an interesting theory of the democratic process.
Update (12:00 Noon PST): After people roundly made fun of the above tweet, he deleted it along with a number of others. Now he claims to be creating "troll traps":