President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is frantically spamming its supporters with text messages — and many of them are absolutely sick of it.
As flagged by Jared Holt of Right Wing Watch, several pro-Trump figures took to Twitter over the weekend to voice their displeasure with the Trump campaign’s texting strategy, which involves sending out panicky missives several times a day letting supporters know that they’re “failing” the president by not donating more money.
“You FAILED to use your 5x match,” reads one text message. “It EXPIRED… Why did you let us down? LAST CHANCE.”
“We texted you TWICE,” reads another. “Why did you let your 500% Trump House Patriot match expire AGAIN? We’ll give you 1 more chance.”
Many Trump supporters reacted angrily for being constantly shamed about their lack of financial support for the president.
“I badly want the President to win!” wrote Trump supporter Jon Schweppe. “I’m just worried this is putting ordinary people off. Ease up on the hostage demands.”
“These emails are so sleazy,” replied “Bitcoin millionaire” Erik Finman. “It’s really sad picturing grandmas and such getting these and believing it.”
“WTF is wrong with you?” asked pro-Trump columnist Kurt Schlichter. “Stop this. Do it now.”
“I’m constantly getting texts like this from yesterday,” wrote one of Schlichter’s followers in response. “I received 4 of the same text, all within 10 mins of each other. I texted ‘STOP’ & got a text stating I’m now unsubscribed, only to have a different number send me more of the same the next day.”
Another one of Schlichter’s followers said that the constant barrage of texts “makes me sorry I ever donated to anyone’s campaign,” while another wondered, “Is the NRCC deliberately trying to sabotage the election?”
I’m constantly getting texts like this from yesterday. I received 4 of the same text, all within 10mins of each other. I texted “STOP” & got a text stating I’m now unsubscribed, only to have a different number send me more of the same the next day. pic.twitter.com/DALZvpDdvI
— Bill Levassir ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@Bill_Larpsmith) July 26, 2020
I’m getting multiple texts a day similar to this. AND THE EMAILS…my emails have doubled because of the incessant begging for money from the GOP and various campaigns. Makes me sorry I ever donated to anyone’s campaign.
— It’s Only Words (@itsonlywords) July 26, 2020
That’s just bullshit. Is the @NRCC deliberately trying to sabotage the election?
— Laura Curtis (@Laura_PH) July 27, 2020
Trump made an ‘implicit threat of violence’ when he refused to say he’d leave peacefully: CNN’s Berman
CNN's John Berman on Thursday accused President Donald Trump of implicitly threatening the use of violence if he loses the 2020 presidential election.
While discussing Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power should he lose the 2020 election, Berman said that this was the kind of thing he'd expect to hear from leaders in foreign countries without long traditions of upholding democracy.
"To be clear, the refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer in and of itself is an implicit threat of violence," he said.
Here’s how Trump intends to create ‘chaos and deadlock’ to steal the election from voters
The author of a new piece outlining how President Donald Trump could steal the election from voters explained just how that might happen.
The Atlantic's Barton Gellman revealed the Trump campaign is exploring a strategy to pressure Republican-led state legislatures to appoint electors, instead of letting voters choose, and he told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" how that would work in practice.
"The only other time in history we had a debacle like this with possibility of the multiple competing slates of electors where two groups of people said, 'I'm the state elector for the state of Pennsylvania,' for example, it's supposed to go to Congress," Gellman said. "Congress is supposed to decide who are the legitimate electors, if any, from the state, and the problem is the electorate count act is one of the most garbled statutes ever passed by Congress, which is saying a lot."
‘I have to leave for an emergency phone call’: Trump splits from his own press conference for a ‘big call’
President Donald Trump was late for his 6:00 PM press conference and literally left in the middle for an "emergency" phone call.
"I have to leave for an emergency phone call," Trump told reporters in the White House press briefing room. As he tried to leave one reporter peppered him with spot-on questions about this afternoon's decision by a grand jury to not charge any of the three Louisville police officers for the killing of Breonna Taylor.
Asked what the call was about, Trump replied, "I have a big call."
Wow. Trump says he has to take "an emergency phone call" and walks away while ignoring a reporter's shouted question about what his message is to people who are upset over Breonna Taylor's killing pic.twitter.com/EWsjJOGwsg