When the 2020 presidential election ends, it will be noted that on September 15, 2020, a shift in the tone of campaign messaging by the president of the United States began. That shift toward ugly, dirty politics came when Donald Trump retweeted a post calling his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, a pedophile.
The retweet game, for Donald Trump, is similar to ads created by political action committees. As long as those ads aren’t directly released by the Trump campaign, he doesn’t have to take responsibility for them. The retweet game is how Trump got messaging across about 81 percent of white homicide victims being killed by violent black people, it’s how he got a video shared of his supporters yelling “white power,” and it’s how he promoted a video of more of his supporters saying “the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.” When called out on these retweets, Trump will say he didn’t see the video or didn’t read it before sharing. He knows exactly what he’s doing each and every time.
The video clip in Trump’s retweet is of Biden with an adult woman with whom he is friends, on camera, and in front of a crowd. Trump is treading on dangerous ground going down this path. It is unlikely that voters have forgotten his “grab ’em by the p*ssy” days, or the fact that E. Jean Carroll’s defamation case requires his to give up DNA to disprove her rape claim, or the 25 women who have come forward to accuse Trump of sexual assault. Even more, Trump may want to veer from talk of pedophilia considering his shady connections to Jeffrey Epstein, his decision to wish Epstein’s girlfriend and procurer Ghislaine Maxwell “well” as she sits in prison for child sex trafficking, and the accusation made in court by a victim of Epstein’s who says she was just 13 years old when Donald Trump raped her.
Twitter certainly hasn’t forgotten any of those things. Read some of their comments below: