Friday, September 25, 2020

Poof! Trump's magic acts

Scriber’s Usually Unreliable Sources report on Trumpian magic acts.

We know that Trump hates coronavirus tests. They make him look bad. He argues that reducing the number of tests will bring down the infections due to the virus.

Trump says that ‘if we stop testing right now, we’d have very few cases’ of the coronavirus reported the Business Insider.

Now, more recently, he is waging war on our ballots. He thinks that ballots are the cause of his low popularity in national polls. Thus he argues for getting rid of balllots.

Trump’s “Transfer of Power” Quote Will Grab the Headlines. But His Full Statement Is Way Scarier.. Abigail Weinberg at Mother Jones reports.

At President Trump’s Wednesday evening news conference, a reporter asked the president, “Will you commit to making sure that there is a peaceful transferral of power after the election?”

In normal times, the answer would be obvious. But under Trump, such questions are seemingly designed to elicit an authoritarian response.

“Well, we’re gonna have to see what happens,” Trump replied, echoing his previous unwillingness to state definitively that he would accept the results of the 2020 election. This reply immediately got attention online.

But Trump’s refusal to answer the question wasn’t nearly as scary as what came after.

“Get rid of the ballots and you’ll have a peaceful—there won’t be a transfer, frankly,” Trump continued. “There’ll be a continuation.”

Hmmm. Let’s think this through to expose the logic. If we get rid of all coronavirus testing there would be no more cases and Trump would look better. If we get rid of all ballots Trump’s ratings would improve.

See? Magic.

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