‘Knows he’s gonna lose big time’: Trump ripped for pivoting ‘hard to voter suppression’ in AM Twitter meltdown
President Donald Trump is under fire after kicking off the week with several tweets critics say are attempts at voter suppression. Barely a day and a half after his disastrous Tulsa rally, which less than 6200 people attended, according to an official estimate, the President is clearly concerned about his re-election prospects.
Monday morning President Trump tweeted out a link to a far right wing website quoting Attorney General Bill Barr’s false claim voting by mail “absolutely opens the floodgates to fraud.”
The President added: “This will be the Election disaster of our time. Mail-In Ballots will lead to a RIGGED ELECTION!”
There is zero evidence of this.
Minutes later, Trump fired off an all-caps tweet, insisting – again without evidence – foreign countries will print “millions” of mail-in ballots, rigging the election.
On Twitter some noted the safeguards in place to prevent voter fraud.
FACT CHECK: Absentee/mail-in ballots are printed with bar codes for tracking. CONTEXT ALERT: @realDonaldTrump is… https://t.co/pRlhbozopv— Andrew Feinberg (@Andrew Feinberg) 1592825182.0
Others accused Trump of lying.
EVERY WORD OF THIS IS A LIE. https://t.co/xtUZxClq3N— Richard Stengel (@Richard Stengel) 1592828087.0
Some noted Trump knows he’s going to lose the election.
I guess Trump realizes now there's no way he's going to win. Funny that he declares foreign intervention to affec… https://t.co/VXHRxo6K25— emptywheel (@emptywheel) 1592825376.0
Some warned Trump might not leave quietly.
@realDonaldTrump Trump telling us on June 22, 2020 he will NOT be accepting the election results come November 3.… https://t.co/YyesFgSnGf— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah)))) 1592826695.0
Some expressed grave concern.
this genuinely scares the shit out of me, I just hope it’s a bunch of bluster https://t.co/Gm5OdnF59u— Dylan Scott (@Dylan Scott) 1592826666.0
If mail-in ballots are disproportionately sought by Democrats, election night counts may show Trump leading in some… https://t.co/tBcEFcQtH3— Matthew Gertz (@Matthew Gertz) 1592827058.0
This is a set up tweet. Pay attention. https://t.co/0sY7k0F0NX— Don Winslow (@Don Winslow) 1592828478.0
Some warned he might be planning to contest the election.
Some just mocked the President.
Can someone get him a burp cloth? He’s spitting up again. https://t.co/r99UvHcMgY— Bradley P. Moss (@Bradley P. Moss) 1592824971.0
@realDonaldTrump When you say millions do you actually mean 6200s? Trying to apply your Tulsa math to future Trump predictions.— JeremyNewberger (@JeremyNewberger) 1592824999.0
@realDonaldTrump IT WILL BE THE SCANDAL OF OUR TIMES! https://t.co/Kk6e0iGZSC— Jedi, Interrupted 🏳️🌈 (@Jedi, Interrupted 🏳️🌈) 1592824730.0
Some warned Trump is asking for foreign interference again.
This tweet serves two purposes. 1) It makes his base weary of the election results, and 2) It's a direct request t… https://t.co/RinsdB1KvQ— Mrs. Krassenstein (@Mrs. Krassenstein) 1592828298.0
And some accused him of engaging in voter suppression.
And so begins the 2020 Trump campaign voter suppression effort. When he loses he needs to lose big, because this c… https://t.co/Bz6h3aEeQf— Steven Nash (@Steven Nash) 1592825959.0
Activate voter suppression time with agent Barr as head of strategy. https://t.co/L3MlAXH8Tv— anotheraccount (@anotheraccount) 1592826694.0