When controversies break out in the United States and something as sacred as the integrity of an election is in question, President Donald Trump will never fail to weigh in and make everything all that much worse.
Sen. Bill Nelson currently trails former Florida Governor Rick Scott by only 0.02 percent of the votes, and gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum trails by only 0.04 percent behind Ron DeSantis. In three counties where both Democratic candidates won big, the votes are not yet all counted. There is an expectation that, once all the votes are in, the lead may actually change.
The state is attempting to let democracy play out, to count every single ballot from every single voter. That’s what a free and fair election looks like, but Trump is determined to stir up trouble with threats of law enforcement and insistence that Republicans are being cheated.
Has he not yet learned the consequences of his words? Even after pipe bombs, torch-carrying rallies, and everything else that’s happened, does he not understand that this kind of talk leads to anger and fear among his supporters?
Speaking later about the controversy he had drummed up, Trump said:
‘If you look at Broward, and Palm Beach to a lesser extent, if you look at Broward County, they have had a horrible history. And if you look at the person, in this case a woman, involved, she has had a horrible history, and all of the sudden they’re finding votes out of nowhere and Rick Scott, who won, you know it was close, who won by a comfortable margin, every couple of hours it goes down by a little bit.’
For now, the vote is not over. Perhaps Trump should send people to help instead of making threats and accusations. After all, isn’t there an impending “invasion” he needs to be concerned about instead of making idle threats on Twitter?
Twitter was furious at Trump for once again stirring up his angry base with insane rhetoric. Read some of their comments below:
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