Following the disqualification on Saturday of Maximum Security, the apparent Kentucky Derby winner, President Donald Trump tied the stewards' decision to the struggle in Washington to oust him from office.
"Only in these days of political correctness could such an overturn occur... The best horse did NOT win the Kentucky Derby - not even close!"
In his tweet, Trump seemed to be comparing himself to the invalidated winner, Maximum Security, and Hillary Clinton to the winner-by-impeachment, Country House. The comparison was faulty, however, because Clinton was the favorite when the voting began on election day in 2016 while Country House went off as one of the least supported horses in the race at 65-1.
Rumors abound that the stewards, mostly well-to-do liberal Democrats, were frustrated by failure of the Mueller Report to charge the president with collusion and obstruction. In a snit, they took out their disappointment on Maximum Security, a Trump-like rough-and-tumble horse, popular with the people but despised by racing's aristocracy, who were rooting for anyone but the front-running Maximum Security.
It is reported that some of the stewards actually wanted to disqualify the first three horses, so that trainer Bob Baffert's fourth place finisher, Improbable, would become the winner.