In the 2020 U.S. presidential election, incumbent Republican President Donald Trump is not facing Hillary Clinton. You might not know that if you paid attention to his official campaign site, however. A new detail of their site has emerged — when you reach an error page like is associated with most websites and indicates attempting to navigate somewhere that’s inaccessible for whatever reason, a mocked-up image of Hillary Clinton standing behind a podium with the presidential seal appears with a mocking caption.
As if she has any relevance to the 2020 election whatsoever, the caption mockingly reads:
‘Oops! This is awkward. You’re looking for something that doesn’t exist…’
Check it out:
We get it. Hillary Clinton isn’t the president. She’s not going on national and even international tours trying to convince people otherwise. In fact, she has only maintained a comparatively slim roster of public appearances since losing the 2016 election. She’s not on some campaign trail. She has made nothing near an endorsement in the ongoing 2020 Democratic presidential primary — and yet Trump is still obsessed! Amazing.
The obsession does not at all end with his campaign’s website. Rather than the website indicating some cause for concern — it’s the effect in this situation, not the cause. At a recent rally Trump held in New Hampshire, for instance, he claimed that he would have won the state in 2016 if not for illegal votes that went for Hillary Clinton. There is not a shred of evidence even suggesting a single illegal vote in the state in the 2016 election — but here Trump is anyway. Comparatively recently, Trump also claimed that California authorities “admitted” to around a million illegal votes getting cast, but in fact, they did no such thing. All they did was agree to remove some names from voter rolls — there’s no evidence that this records cleaning up operation implied a single illegal vote ever getting cast, let alone one for Hillary in the 2016 election.
Still, similar situations have unfolded elsewhere. Earlier this year, the Texas Secretary of State resigned after he fumbled an effort to scrutinize a whole bunch of Texans who supposedly were worthy of being suspected of illegally voting. In fact, although some of the targeted people had indeed been non-citizens recently before their voting registration — there is again no evidence that any of them had cast a single illegal vote.
However — the wild stories from the president’s side of the conversation don’t end there. Recently, Trump proclaimed on Twitter:
‘Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought!’
There is no evidence for any legitimacy to this claim. The president of the United States couldn’t even be bothered to do a fact-check. Clinton herself replied on Twitter:
‘The debunked study you’re referring to was based on 21 undecided voters. For context that’s about half the number of people associated with your campaign who have been indicted.’
It’s true. But the obsession likely won’t end.
Featured Image via screenshot