After getting by means of all the emotions—Hallelujah, thank God—that got here up as soon as former Vice President Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, there was one other burning query to reply: What would the present president, who famously hates losers and now was one, tweet?
For just a few hours, President Donald Trump was silent, which could be very uncharacteristic of him on Twitter, his favourite toy. He had came upon that Biden had gained the race whereas he was golfing, and was most likely in a horrible temper. There was little question he would tweet one thing, and he did. On the time of publication of this weblog, Trump had despatched out two tweets since networks known as the race for Biden. They have been in ALL CAPS and filled with lies and self-praise. In different phrases, regular Trump.
Let’s speak concerning the lies first. Trump claims that his marketing campaign observers weren’t allowed into the ballot-counting rooms, thereby stopping them from witnessing and reporting voter fraud and permitting “dangerous issues” to occur. That is false. Trump has supplied no proof of this and was really debunked by his personal marketing campaign.
Based on the New York Times, in lawsuits filed in Nevada and Pennsylvania, the Trump marketing campaign mentioned that its observers have been current within the ballot-counting rooms. It was complaining as a result of it wished observers to have the ability to get even nearer, and succeeded in convincing a choose in Pennsylvania to let observers stand six ft away from the counting tables as a substitute of 20 ft. A choose in Nevada dismissed the case.
In fact, Trump’s lies didn’t cease there. He additionally falsely said—even if even his beloved Fox called the election for Biden—that he had gained the election as a result of he acquired 71 million so-called “authorized votes.” Nonetheless, there’s at present no proof that any vital variety of “unlawful” votes—or a number of votes solid by the identical particular person or a vote solid by somebody who will not be eligible to vote—have been solid, Politifact reported.
Again to the liar, liar, pants on the fireplace. Lastly, Trump ranted about how tens of millions of mail-in ballots have been despatched to individuals who hadn’t requested for them. The president has maintained that mail-in ballots are subject to fraud (there have solely been a handful of voter fraud instances over time) and has falsely said that states don’t take verification measures, akin to validating signatures.
Per Politifact, whereas it’s true that some states mailed ballots to all registered voters as a result of pandemic, states did perform verification measures. In Nevada, as an illustration, officers explicitly said that they confirm signatures on all ballots. If the signature is lacking or the signature on the poll doesn’t match the one on file, officers don’t rely the poll till the voter verifies their signature. New Jersey has a 24-page guide devoted to signature verification.
And it wouldn’t be a Trump tweet fest with no little bit of self-praise. To complete off his quick Twitter replace, Trump bragged about how he had gotten 71 million authorized votes, essentially the most ever for a sitting president. We already know that the authorized votes declare is a bunch of malarkey, however Trump is correct about one factor: He has gotten extra votes than any sitting president in historical past. Too dangerous Biden acquired extra as a candidate.
Trump has refused to simply accept that he has misplaced and has not conceded the race to Biden. In truth, earlier on Saturday, the president tweeted in all caps that he had gained the election “BY A LOT!” That after all was not true. Reports claim that Trump nonetheless believes that Democrats stole the election, and plans to launch authorized challenges subsequent week.
Let’s hope he will get over it and accepts the result quickly, for all of our sakes. And whereas Trump can’t stand losers, no person likes a sore loser.
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