Scoop: President Trump plans to brandish obituaries of people who supposedly voted but are dead — plus hold campaign-style rallies — in an effort to prolong his fight against apparent insurmountable election results, four Trump advisers tell me https://t.co/HGfpZjSVXA
— Alayna Treene (@alaynatreene) November 8, 2020
Courtesy of The Independent:
President Donald Trump is taking his temper tantrum on the road.
After losing in his re-election bid to President-elect Joe Biden, new reports indicate Mr. Trump will be holding campaign-like rallies in states across the country while battling the electoral process in the courts.
The president will display alleged obituaries of deceased voters and claim ballots were cast in their names during the 2020 US elections, Axios reported on Sunday.
Mr. Trump’s false claims of mass voter fraud, particularly surrounding mail-in voting, have no basis in fact or reality, according to a vast pool of data and research that has systematically proven mail-in voting to be safe from fraud and cheating.
An adviser to the Trump campaign told Axios the president’s re-election team has now turned into a messaging operation which will soon include “regular press briefings, releases on legal action and obviously things like talking points and booking people strategically on television.”
The news outlet also said the campaign would continue seeking fundraising for the president’s legal battles against the electoral process. In fact, the campaign has already sent a slew of emails to supporters urging them to help pay for the court challenges in states like Arizona, Pennsylvania and Georgia.
I am actually torn about whether news outlets should cover these rallies or ignore them.
On the one hand, reporting on them will allow Trump to spread his bullshit to a wider audience, but on the other hand, this is the leader of the country having a full-blown psychotic break on national television.
How do you turn a blind eye to that?
I actually predicted that Trump would go back on the road even if he lost the election because he is essentially an attention junkie and cannot go long without his fix.
My question is how will he get what he needs once he can no longer hold rallies on the government dime and people no longer want to turn out to see him?