CNN's John King Kept Saying How Much 'Fun' 2020 Election Was and People Weren't Having It

King is known for his ability to point at a "magic wall" consisting of a map and colors and whatnot. While he may have been having fun, no one else was.


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While most of us were busy getting blasted out of our skulls while being inundated with very real fears about the very real impacts of the latest U.S. presidential election, one guy—namely, John King of CNN lore—was all geeked up on stats and maps and shit whilst having what he described as a "fun" time.

"This is why elections are fun," King told nerve-wracked viewers on Tuesday night, as noted in this GIF-filled documenting of the "magic wall" tapper's moves from Vulture's Justin Curto. Amazingly, King—to the united chagrin of America—would go on to use the "fun" descriptor multiple times.

The Inside Politics host's Election Night "fun," of course, was met with a tidal wave of frustration. Surely, that's why you're even reading this, so enjoy a selection of King mockery below:

"This is why elections are fun!"

A world throws shoes at John King on TV.

— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) November 4, 2020

Bruh if John King says it’s fun again I’m throwing my empty wine bottle out the window 🤷🏽‍♀️

— mikhaela (@mikhaelann) November 4, 2020

I wonder if John King is still having fun 🙃

— Courtney Dike (@CourtneyDike) November 4, 2020

John King: Let's take another look at the board
John King: This is fun
John King: Yes

— P.J. Moran (@pjmoran840) November 4, 2020

John King, telestrating a 49.6% to 49.4% margin between Trump and Biden in Florida: “This is what makes elections fun.”

The rest of us:

— Chris Herring (@Herring_NBA) November 4, 2020

John King every 5 minutes about the election on CNN:

— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) November 4, 2020

A brief moment of John King losing his map colors: #Election2020

— Vulture (@vulture) November 4, 2020

John King at 2am on CNN’s projection board describing 26 different scenarios for what happens in Pennsylvania

— Zan Johnson (@zanjohnson2) November 4, 2020

As for how things are currently going as of Wednesday, former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is getting widespread praise for having recently predicted Trump's election strategy. Meanwhile, the Biden campaign, which is currently poised to win the election, is well-prepared in the event of Trump following through on his threat to attempt a court battle aimed at squashing votes. 


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