It should come as no surprise that Donald Trump is still holding COVID superspreader rallies even now that he knows he’s lost the election. After all, he’s raking in the money from supporters hapless enough to believe they’ll help him overturn the democratic process. As long as Trump benefits, he doesn’t mind people dying.
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) December 6, 2020
In Valdosta, Georgia, the Trump campaign stopped for a rally on Saturday night meant to be a campaign event for Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), both of whom are running in a special election to hold the senate majority in January. Instead, Trump spent much of his time talking about how he was cheated out of the election.
Just as false, however, was a speech from First Lady Melania Trump, who told Georgians that the economy is booming. In fact, the country is in a recession, part of which was caused by COVID-19 and part of which had already begun prior to the virus.
The unemployment rate currently stands at 6.7 percent, In Georgia, the unemployment rate in February 2020 was 3.1 percent, today it’s 4.5. The unemployment rate in the state was at its highest during the pandemic’s first peak in April at 12 percent and the virus is currently on the rise and expected to break records over the winter.
The economy is not booming. The stock market is doing well because big corporations have raked in the dough during the pandemic while small businesses and average Americans have lost everything.
Twitter wasn’t so easily fooled as Trump’s supporters in Georgia. Read some of their comments below: