It’s not only Donald Trump who isn’t taking the recent presidential election outcome very well. Trump’s adult children, including Donald Trump Jr., are also freaking out. On Twitter this Monday, Donald Jr. went so far that he even suggested that the people behind the recent announcement of a promising success rate for the COVID-19 vaccine that Pfizer is working on had purposefully waited until after Election Day to make their announcement in order to make Trump look bad as long as possible. As should go without saying — there is absolutely zero evidence of any kind of conspiratorial attempt to harm Trump’s political prospects and purposefully delay a vaccine effectiveness announcement.
Jr. added the following message:
‘America needs to use the nonsense that has going on during this election cycle to fully examined and fix a broken and corrupted system. If there’s nothing wrong they won’t find anything, though they seem to be finding a lot. Why would any American object to that?’
America needs to use the nonsense that has going on during this election cycle to fully examined and fix a broken and corrupted system. If there’s nothing wrong they won’t find anything, though they seem to be finding a lot.
Why would any American object to that?
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 9, 2020
They’re not “finding a lot” and Trump’s opponents concurrently aren’t objecting to uncovering actual misconduct. The objections target the totally baseless attacks on the foundation of democracy that the president’s team has been peddling with their promotion of the idea that the election was rigged. Americans voted — there’s no conspiracy. Donald Jr. recently retweeted a post claiming that election authorities “didn’t just fake loads of Biden votes” but also “lost many thousands of Trump votes” — and the total disconnection from reality here seems difficult to overstate. At this point, Trump Jr. and his allies might as well be claiming that Joe Biden is a Martian. They’re that ignorant.
The right’s fundamental claim of some kind of potentially catastrophic election fraud across the country is just false and totally disconnected from reality. For example: Republican leaders have recently been trumpeting the claim that workers in Michigan had been ordered to backdate mail-in ballots to make the votes appear as if they’d been cast before Election Day ended when, in fact, they’d been cast after. In reality: Michigan doesn’t even factor postmark dates into whether or not they accept ballots! Mail-in ballots must arrive back to election authorities by the end of Election Day to be counted. These Republican conspiracies are consistently stunningly ignorant.
A person who claimed to be a Michigan postal worker told Project Veritas he was told on Nov. 4 to backdate mail ballots so they could be counted. But, in Michigan, there’s no postmark deadline, only ballots received by 8 p.m. Election Day are counted. https://t.co/2BAnmXbxWa
— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) November 6, 2020
Check out Twitter’s response to Donald Trump Jr.’s lie-riddled nonsense below: