Fear Factor: Now Trump Says Voting Will Give You the Coronavirus

Donald Trump is terrified! He knows he is losing badly to Joe Biden, despite his frantic and impotent efforts to characterize Biden as a puppet of scary, radical leftists, and/or as a mentally deficient socialist. And if you can’t beat a mentally deficient socialist puppet, you might as well give up. In many ways it seems like that is exactly what Trump has done.

Donald Trump, Coronavirus

On the eve of the Republican National Convention, Trump is demonstrating a measure of desperation that is unprecedented in American politics. He has resorted to bizarre, dystopian horror stories about how Democrats are plotting to “terminate” their opponents and that he is “the only thing standing between the American dream and total anarchy, madness and chaos.” Which is true in reverse.

But even those preposterous assertions weren’t enough to satisfy Trump’s lust for a nightmarish vision of a future wherein he is the loser. So on Sunday morning he tweeted this:

Oops. Apparently Trump’s tweet so profoundly offensive that Twitter flagged it for “violating our Civic Integrity Policy for making misleading health claims that could potentially dissuade people from participation in voting.” On his Twitter feed you have to click through the warning to see Trump’s tweet. For convenience, and in anticipation of Trump deleting the tweet, here is what Trump tweeted:

“So now the Democrats are using Mail Drop Boxes, which are a voter security disaster. Among other things, they make it possible for a person to vote multiple times. Also, who controls them, are they placed in Republican or Democrat areas? They are not Covid sanitized. A big fraud!”

Literally every word of that is false and/or ridiculous. To start with, there is no evidence of security issues with mail drop boxes that have been in use for decades. Trump fails to cite any source for his claim that they are a “disaster.” Secondly, it is impossible to “vote multiple times” because every ballot is checked for authenticity and duplication. Third, Trump’s inquiry as to “who controls” the drop boxes could be answered if he spent ten seconds on research. They are controlled by the local election authority, which is non-partisan and serves administrations of both parties.

Finally, Trump introduced a new and comically ludicrous concern about the drop boxes being “Covid sanitized.” This seems dreadfully insensitive coming from the person most responsible for the tragic loss of more than 175,000 American lives. It is Trump who failed utterly to control the spread of the coronavirus, and still mocks the use of masks and other safety guidelines, while promoting untested and dangerous therapies.

Now we’re supposed to take Trump’s alleged concern about infected drop boxes seriously? For the record, the drop boxes are well maintained and kept clean, and ballots may be inserted without ever touching the box. But more to the point, the only people who would believe this bullpucky are Trump’s own cult followers. Democrats will dismiss it and cast their votes eagerly, whether by mail or in person. But the Trumpists will more likely be scared off. And if they believe that the drop boxes are contaminated, they why wouldn’t they think the same thing about in-person polling places. Trump is so stupid that he doesn’t realize he’s scaring away his own voters.

Trump has a single purpose with this tweet. He is trying to frighten the American people. He is seeking to foment fear in order to suppress the vote.. He’s seen all of the national polls – as well as those in the crucial swing states – and there is no escaping the fact that his prospects for reelection are dismal. So the only course he has left is to dissuade people from voting. And he’ll do that by directing the Postal Service to interrupt delivery of ballots. Or by deflating confidence by insisting that the election will be rigged. Or by posting “police” at polling places to intimidate voters. And now by claiming that a completely safe alternative voting procedure could result in the transmission of a deadly virus.

There is a word for that. It’s “terrorism,” the definition of which is “the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.” So Trump is now officially, by definition, a terrorist. And like any other terrorist, he must not be negotiated with. He must defeated utterly and irreversibly. And he must be brought to justice. And, ironically, the first step toward that end is to VOTE! If you don’t, the terrorists win.

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6 thoughts on “Fear Factor: Now Trump Says Voting Will Give You the Coronavirus

  1. Terrorists are non-state actors. Thus, the USA president cannot be a terrorist when using his position.

    • Not necessarily. US intelligence agencies, especially the FBI, have warned of US terrorists for ages, but are thwarted in promulgating the intelligence by GOP “state” actors. There are the McVeighs, the Unabomber, the Roofs, the Boston Marathon bombers, and any number of US-citizen terrorists. There is no agreement among organizations that are actually tracking and fighting terrorists that terrorists are “non-State” actors. Thus, one must ponder why you are espousing your personal, unsupported, limited and misguided view….

  2. Don’t worry about the leftist crowds seeking to terminate you. Just sprinkle your lintel posts with the blood of your trumpian relatives, and the hordes of antifa assassins will leave your household unscathed. Hey, it worked for the devout in the Bible, so what could go wrong? 😉

  3. If any American voters buy this utter rubbish that Trump is trumpeting then they will get the government they deserve.

    • But alas, we will be stuck with it too & all the evil nastiness he has in store for next 4. The rest of us sure DON’T deserve it!
      I hope & pray that Trump’s voters just stay home & don’t vote, if can’t vote for “Biden: the SANE alternative”.

      • Alas, ’tis true, Sunny. We’ve got mates living in America and we fear for you all. Take heart – they’ll probably all believe that voting will give them Coronavirus, like Fearless Tweeter says, and stay home. The next thing he’ll trot out is that you can catch Covid from toilet seats, or drinking water from the tap. In fact the double-think gymnastics that Trumpet-Arse supporters employ remind me scarily of Orwell’s ‘1984’ – when there were celebrations in the street because Big Brother had raised the chocolate ration from 15 grams to 10 grams…

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