Ladies and gentlemen, behold, some s*** the president said during the previous week:
Lashing out at vote-by-mail efforts were a theme of this week’s presidential proclamations, so we might as well begin with this positively fact-free shot across Michigan’s bow. As it turns out, Michigan didn’t send ballots to 7.7 million people; sending them ballot applications wasn’t illegal; there is nothing fraudulent about voting by mail; and withholding funding to push an unrelated action – an attempt at extortion – is exactly what got the president impeached a mere five months ago. Lashing out in this way suggests our president knows he’s losing – and will do anything to stack the November deck in his favor.
We’ve mentioned this before, but now is probably a good time to reiterate that Donald Trump’s own Voter Fraud Commission found no evidence of widespread fraud via any method of voting, and disbanded without making a single recommendation. Trump is right: no voter fraud!
Yes, this poll showed Trump leading Biden in PA. It also showed him losing Michigan by 8.8% and Wisconsin by 9.1% on his way to losing the election overall. No word on whether our president read past the headline.
“Subtle” is not a word you hear associated with our president, but it’s still jarring to hear him come right out and say he expects Fox News to be a partner in his re-election campaign.
After reprimanding these particular Fox News personalities on Twitter, the president rolled up a newspaper and shook it angrily at his TV while of course thinking of the nearly 100,000 dead and untold millions out of work due to the deadliest virus of Earth’s past 100 years.
This Breitbart article happens to be true, and surprised me since I had not heard of it from any of the news sources I frequent. However, it points to fraud committed on in-person voting machines, which would seem to bolster the case for voting by mail.
In the middle of this particular Friday morning, our president’s ire is apparently triggered by an unflattering poll – from four years ago. Rather than accept that a poll is an imprecise snapshot of a moment in time, or that Fox News has run thousands of polls since this one, we’re going with, “Fire the messenger.”
Oh. Apparently this wasn’t leftover rage from four years ago; it was this Fox and Friends segment showing voters trust Biden over Trump on COVID-19 and the economy. So naturally, our president demands the pollster be fired as he fantasizes about some mysterious past when Fox News only displayed other companies’ polls.
Hard to know exactly what triggered this post-11:00pm outburst. Could’ve been anything. Poured some cereal but ran out of milk? OBAMAGATE! Stubbed your toe on the edge of the couch? OBAMAGATE! Told the country a virus would disappear overnight like a miracle only to find out the scientists were right and 100,000 people are dead and you’re down bigly in the polls to a guy whom hasn’t even left his house in two months and you need to concoct some scandal to distract from your impending probable defeat? OBAMAGATE!
That’s our report for this week. Be sure to check out the links for more info on any particular topic and, as always, thanks for reading.