The Washington Football Team tweeted in triumph after moving to the top of the NFC East standings, using one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s desperate post-election tweets as inspiration.

Washington thrashed the Dallas Cowboys 41-16 in Texas on Thanksgiving Day to not only pick up a huge win, but also move to the top of the NFC East standings.

Their season record is a distinctly unimpressive 4-7, but with the entire lineup in the NFC East struggling in 2020, that record is good enough to see them surprisingly top the conference standings.

Washington’s social media team recognized that fact, and posted a screenshot of the NFC East standings, accompanied by the exclamation, “STOP THE COUNT!”


The message was a mocking reference to outgoing United States President Donald Trump’s request for officials to stop counting votes on November 5 as he suggested that any votes that arrived after November 3 should not count towards the tally.

Unfortunately for Trump, the electoral rules were clear that postal ballots postmarked on or before election day were to be treated as official votes and counted, and it soon became apparent that Trump had not just lost the election, but lost by a wide margin.

Like Trump, Washington won’t get their (admittedly tongue-in-cheek) wish for the “count” to stop and their season to end now.

But their performance against Dallas will certainly give hope to a team that has been struggling, in a city that has been in turmoil over recent months due to the political unrest surrounding the White House.