Monday, August 24, 2020

What did Donald Trump do today?

He told his "joke" about how no election he loses counts again.

Trump returned once again to the basic theme of his campaign: that when and if he loses, it won't count and his supporters shouldn't accept it. "The only way they can take this election away from us is if this is a rigged election," he told a small gathering of supporters. 

The group Trump was addressing today was the Republican National Convention—which officially began and ended today in its entirety in Charlotte, North Carolina. That is the city the RNC was originally scheduled for, before Trump suddenly moved it to Jacksonville at enormous expense when the state's governor couldn't guarantee that 50,000 attendees would be allowed to gather indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Shortly thereafter, Trump was forced to cancel the Jacksonville convention as well and move the political telecast airing this week online instead.

Speaking of the pandemic that remains uncontrolled in the United States, and caused him to scrap two planned conventions, Trump said, "We're handling it very well."

Why should I care about this?

  • Nobody attacks the results of an election in advance unless they know they can't win honestly.
  • Americans' right to choose their own government is more important than Donald Trump's need to be president.