Every one of Trump’s most recent tweets are a reflection of his fear just 100 days before the 2020 presidential elections. His tantrums lately have focused on mail-in voting, which he says are “rigged,” and the protests in Portland, Oregon, which he uses as a scare tactic to attract support from suburban women, a voting bloc he has lost entirely since 2016.
Although it is true that a number of fraudulent ballots were found during New Jersey’s special election in May, that number was about one in 10 ballots, or 10 percent. Further, the ballots were quickly detected and discarded by election officials. According to a fact check by NPR, “election law experts say that Trump’s spotlight on the case also shows both how rare these kinds of cases are and the safeguards in place to protect the integrity of ballots.”
The wall of mothers who gathered to protect protesters in Portland made Trump’s hired mercenaries look bad for gassing them has Trump truly worried about suburban women. Because it also makes Trump himself look bad, he insists the whole thing was a scam and has retweeted posts saying the women weren’t all mothers and that some didn’t even identify as women, although there are certainly trans men who have given birth to children.
The truth is that 85 percent of women in the United States over the age of 18 are mothers and it would be difficult to gather a crowd of adult women in this country with the numbers the wall of mothers had without finding that a vast majority of them are mothers. Trump has not responded so far to the wall of veterans who recently joined the protesters to protect them, as he may be all out of conspiracy theories by now.
Twitter was quick to react to Trump’s nonsense. Read some of their comments below:
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