With poll numbers in the negatives and a campaign being quickly flushed down the tubes, Donald Trump is in panic mode trying to rekindle some of his 2016 magic that involved a complicated dance of racism and conspiracy theory hype. For 2020, his targets are a movement toward racial justice, protections against the deadliest pandemic since 1919, and ensuring that all Americans have the ability to vote safely. For Trump to win, he must convince voters that all of those things are dangerous and wrong.
After a quick plug of his friend’s book, which Trump will never read but is told that it praises him highly, Trump settled into the focus of his 2020 campaign. There are no policy agendas, no mention of what the Trump campaign supports for the future, and no attempts to bring in undecided voters. Instead, it’s a slash-and-burn campaign of fear, intolerance, and conspiracy.
One of Trump’s more startlingly cruel attacks is on virtual learning for students. For the economy to reopen fully, students must be back in school so that their parents can go to work, and the economy must reopen fully for numbers to increase and make Trump look good on the economy. If you or your children get sick or die, it will all be worth it to Trump as long as he’s reelected. The truth, however, is that there aren’t studies showing that virtual learning is a failure or that students don’t benefit from it; in fact, the U.S. Department of Education has found that “online learning conditions produced better outcomes than face-to-face learning alone.”
Its goes without saying that: 1) mail-in ballots and absentee ballots are the same thing; 2) there is no indication that mail-in ballots cause more fraudulent results than any other method; 3) Trump voted by mail in 2018 in Florida, which does not require any excuse or extended process of verification for mail-in voting.
As Trump continues his morning rant over breakfast and Fox News, Twitter is unamused by his attempts to stir racial fear and spread conspiracies about a virus killing American citizens. Read some of their comments below:
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